3,179 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-96 ft
Descent
00:03:41
Avg time

High Meadow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Shawnee State Park
    West Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    Ryan Bartley / ODNR

This trail is best ran clockwise if you are looking for more descents. The initial drop-in is a fast, narrow, and weaving descent followed by a right hand bermed corner. Next you will cross a short hand-made wooden bridge with an option to merge onto other trails just after. If you stay straight on High Meadow, you will enjoy various features and multiple line options for the remainder of the trail. The crowd favorite is the fast descent at the midway point, that starts just after a small log drop. In the winter months, views of Turkey Creek Lake, found near the end of the trail at the point, provide an excellent background for photos . All features, such as the log drop and rock gardens have ride around options which makes this trail fun for all skill levels.

If you are looking to get some climbing in, run the trail counter clockwise by taking the Cabin Fever entrance located to the right of the fire pit and wooden swing. If riding this direction, be prepared for a fast, winding descent and a jump option (also has a ride around) just before finding the entrance to High Meadow to the left. It is definitely gets the adrenaline going before starting that climbing workout

Access Info

Park at Shawnee State Lodge, ride your bike towards the entrance to the cabin areas. The trail entrance is to the left of the wooden swing, across the grassy knoll. This is a mountain bike specific trail, hikers are welcoome but please yield to bike traffic. Restroom and water are located in Shawnee State Lodge, please try to be cautious not to track mud into the lodge. After ride beverages and food can be found in the lodge at "The Smokehouse" restaurant.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for High Meadow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -76 ft
  • Altitude min
    926 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,012 ft
  • Altitude end
    935 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -15.4%
  • Grade min
    6.6%
  • Distance climb
    522 ft
  • Distance down
    1,844 ft
  • Distance flat
    814 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:50
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      High Meadow Trail Reports

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      Jan 19, 2021 @ 6:47am
      Jan 19, 2021
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      May 4, 2020 @ 12:40pm
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      Mar 1, 2020 @ 12:39pm
      Mar 1, 2020
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      Nov 10, 2019 @ 3:54pm
      Nov 10, 2019
      reporter All the leaves have been cleared. Dirt is in prime condition.
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 2:42pm
      Oct 20, 2019
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