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
    #22335 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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 Nov 18, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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

Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:04am
Nov 18, 2018
80% Okay. Larger wet/muddy areas should be walked.
Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:50am
Oct 24, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:12am
Aug 12, 2018
Mostly dry with a few puddles.
Jul 19, 2018 @ 11:20am
Jul 19, 2018
Pretty dry. Only a few muddy spots after Mondays rain.
Jul 19, 2018 @ 10:44am
Jul 19, 2018
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