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    New question here. Any good FAST downhill rides within a couple of hours of Columbus OH?

    Hi everyone

    Does anyone know of any good fast and decent length (1/2 mile+) downhill rides/sections within an hour or two of Columbus OH?

    Iím not looking for anything too technical, as that takes away from the speed rush, but i'm ok with technical sections in or around the downhill.


    Any help related to this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Mohican?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddoh View Post
    Mohican?
    Is that a question?

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    Brown County Park - google says 3:22 (207miles) to Nashville, Indiana

    Some good downhill there

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    Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr-Bret View Post
    Is that a question?
    Sorta. You're from Columbus. Mohican is pretty close. I figured locals would know about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddoh View Post
    Sorta. You're from Columbus. Mohican is pretty close. I figured locals would know about it.
    Got ya. Yes from Columbus but just getting back into the dirt life and don't really know any trails other than Alum Creek and that's not any kind of downhill

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    Chestnut Ridge has More Cowbell, but they've added a lot of jumps. You can still carry a lot of speed especially through the lower half.

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    dude over 300 miles to drive lol
    i say MOHICAN was there last summer and will be back in 2 monthe

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    Seven springs has lift access down hil. It is 3 hours from you more or less.

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    cool will go there for sure

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    While it's not on MTBproject, Mohican Wilderness supposedly has some downhill runs. Look for Treefrog Canopy Tours in/near Loudonville - Mohican Wilderness is right there. Not sure if it is open.

    If you're on the state park trail, there are some fast sections, but maybe juuuust 1/2 mile. And you have to work to get there. The only stretch that's shuttle-able might be miles ~8-12 (group camp to covered bridge), but you'll still have a little climb to get to the downs. There are 3 fast sections through there, though. The opener is rooty double-track... 30mph on a squish bike no problem.

    There used to be a lot of talk about Ohio Freeride and some riding at Horn's Hill, but I think that was mostly a one-man show.

    Vulture's Knob also has some designated downhill runs, but they seem short on video.

    The Wilds near Zanesville maybe --> The Mayhem Enduro course! Take a good look before you blindly send it there.

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    'Vulture's Knob also has some designated downhill runs, but they seem short on video."

    Vultures Nob is a lot of fun w/ many tech features, but not a lot elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    Brown County Park - google says 3:22 (207miles) to Nashville, Indiana

    Some good downhill there
    Outside of trails on actual mountains, you'll be hard-pressed to find longer descents in the midwest. The elevation is used well there. I was just up there last weekend and had a great time. Used to be my local go-to place, but moved to Asheville, NC last year. Now I hit it up whenever I visit family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerwolf View Post
    cool will go there for sure
    Why, oh why, does Mad River Mountain refuse to do off-season bike access?
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