Many short trails have the reputation of providing easy challenges, but that is not The Falls trail. This trail is surprisingly a good challenge for mountain bikers who want to push their limits despite its short length. It features a singletrack surface that requires some technical riding to navigate.
Also, you will encounter drainage crossings, nice berms, and exciting views while riding on The Falls.
The Falls trailhead is located at the Mt. Airy forest, a Cincinnati City Park, Ohio. It is the second trail that the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) built at the park and the second location for legal off-road cycling in Hamilton County. The path is point-to-point, so returning to the trailhead is unnecessary.
By the way, the trailhead at the Mt. Airy forest is divided into two. You can begin your ride through the accessible entrance to the right, which starts with a fun initial run. Alternatively, go with a more fun trailhead to the left that starts with a short climb, a downhill chicane, and a fantastic view.
You guessed right; our team of experts prefers the more fun second entrance. The Falls trail connects on the south end to your destination, Creamy Whip, regardless of the trailhead you choose. The early part of the ride includes a fun, slightly technical creek crossing that will need some effort from you. You need to cross this creek three times to get past it completely.
After a short ride, you will be exposed to a waterfall down to the left. Then, you have to do a quick climb that takes you to the next drainage crossing. From there, continue riding to your endpoint, Creamy Whip, a hand-built trail. Enter Creamy Whip through the gate (shut if trails are closed).
Moreover, the park at Creamy Whip is a convenient place to take the shuttle after your ride.
The Falls is a family-friendly trail that welcomes everyone to see the views. In fact, the course features benches that make it convenient to watch the various amazing views of the forest.
The Falls trail is used by more than just mountain bikers: hikers and other trail visitors use it too. So, you must be prepared to yield to other trail users anytime you ride on it to ensure optimum safety.