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    Hocking Hills S.P.

    My family and I will be staying in a cabin somewhere near Hocking Hills S.P. in Oct. Is there any good riding near this area?

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    Lake Hope

    Lake Hope in Zaleski is a great place- mile after mile of very fast singeltrack. There are no trails in the Hocking Hills immediate area open to mountain biking that I know of.

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    Hey Nash,
    Depending on when you go, CAMBA is having their annual fall campout at Lake Hope Oct. 2- 4. You could always join up in one of the group rides.

    http://www.camba.us/pn/index.php?nam...ticle&sid=1707

    Here's some info on Lake Hope:

    http://www.lakehopestatepark.com/mountain.html

    I recommend Wildcat, Bobcat and Copperhead. The lakeside loop is a fun rollercoaster, too.
    better than he was before. better. stronger. faster.

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    There is a 4 1/2 mile mountain bike trail that should be opening up in the next few weeks in the Hocking Hills State Park. It is located near the ranger station at Old Man's Cave. I just called there on Thursday (9/3) to ask about it and that's the answer I got.

    Lake Hope is awesome! We ride there several nights a week and the previous posters spot on about it.

    Strouds Run in Athens is supposed to have some trails, but I haven't made it over there yet. Also, Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe has trails (they are shared Equine trails), but I haven't ridden them either.

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    This is great news for me. My family is staying at Old Man's Cave the second weekend in October. We were also going to Lake Hope.

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I,
    I took the road less traveled by and
    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    Is there any info out there about the trail at Old Man Cave? Map?

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I,
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    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    Not sure about...

    Not sure about designated trails at Hocking Hills/OMC, but I agree with the other comments that not far is Lake Hope, which is amazing. If you prefer some more intense hills and technical sections, Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe is a treasure. If you do go to GSSP, don't park at the "main" area; go out Rocky Rd and begin from the Lick Run Rd parking lot. Trust me. Contact me if you need more info.

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    Map

    A friend just sent me this on Fbook. I'm intrigued by this trail... guess I need to take a road trip.
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    I live just a few miles away... we're going to go ride it tonight (so long as it doesn't rain) and I'll post an update on how it is...

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    Take some pics!

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    Is this at OLD Man's Cave?

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I,
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    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    Yes... it is just up the hill from Old Man's Cave on SR 374.

    Rode it last night. Of course the trail was very fresh without much of a riding line in it yet, no berms or such on the turns. Had some interesting abrubt ups and downs. Looks like the trail was made mostly with the help of a quad. It was a fun trail, but it is rather short. It came out a bit under 4 miles for the loop. Definitely a good start, hopefully there are plans to add more mileage in the future.

    Here are a few pics I took with the cell phone (hence, not the greatest...):






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    Also, forgot to mention that there are a few pretty good climbs on the orange loop...

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    Thanks for the pics! Next time I visit the parents i will have to swing over there. Hopefully they add more miles!

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    Thanks for the pics. We will be there in two weeks to try it out.

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I,
    I took the road less traveled by and
    It has made all the difference. R Frost

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    Any more info on this trail? Anyone else ride it have a review?

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