5 miles
723 ft
-723 ft
Avg time

Alum Creek Phase I Details

  • Riding area
    Alum Creek State Park
    Columbus, Ohio
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alum Creek State Park

The granddaddy of Central Ohio mountain biking, Phase 1, P1 for short, is COMBO's first trail. P1 was built in the early 1990s and is still a favorite for Central Ohio riders. This 5.5-mile trail is designated as a beginner/intermediate trail. There are plenty of roots, bridges, and an optional creek crossing to keep the ride interesting. P1 is considered by many to be the most technically demanding trail in central Ohio solely because of the roots. Bridges are relatively low & wide (compared to P2) but the roots are non-stop!

This trail is particularly impacted by wet weather due its heavy usage and soil composition, so please give the trail a couple days to dry out after rain. The normal riding direction on the trail is counterclockwise. Be sure to check COMBO's trail conditions updates before heading out to use the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Alum Creek Phase I mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    885 ft
  • Altitude max
    932 ft
  • Altitude start
    923 ft
  • Altitude end
    923 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,511 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 22, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to alum-creek-phase-i trailhead (40.199580, -82.937948)
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Alum Creek Phase I Trail Reports

May 22, 2018 @ 7:11am
May 22, 2018
Very muddy.
May 21, 2018 @ 11:09am
May 21, 2018
Apr 23, 2018 @ 10:22am
Apr 23, 2018
Just a few wet / muddy spots but overall. Good to go.
Dec 24, 2017 @ 4:57am
Dec 24, 2017
Combo of slight frost, leaf cover and a slimy layer of mud made for some interesting riding this morning. Very ridable, but it will keep you on...
Dec 3, 2017 @ 4:43am
Dec 3, 2017
Combo of leaf cover and freeze up aren’t the best combo for traction but overall it’s predictable and not wet at all.
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