8 miles
551 ft
-552 ft
Avg time

Thorn MTB trail Details

  • Riding area
    Findley State Park
    Wellington, Ohio
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    June - January
  • Family Friendly
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking

Thorn has continued to improve in 2017 and 2018 should see another great season. Part of the issue with the trail is it usually dries very slowly after winter. Spring riding is usually a muddy outing on the Thorn. It’s better in late Spring and Summer/Fall. It’s one of the areas LAST trails in the area to dry out.

The old bi-directional option has been removed and the trail is now running clockwise. There are various entry points but it’s “official” start point is from the farthest north lot. It’s marked very well.

The opening section gives you a fairly flat start with some brief downhill sections. You’ll be introduced to roots that you’ll find throughout the trail. The climbs are mainly short, punchy climbs with a few technical turns. The middle section gives you a generous amount of flat runs through some sweeping turns. The end will give you a few more climbs as you work your way back through some tight singletrack.

What will keep you on your toes at the Thorn is the roots and rocks. They are abundant and in nearly every section. It’s not a difficult trail but there are some sections that could challenge a casual rider. If you’re experienced you can run this trail with a lot of speed. Use caution as there are hikers and campers.

Thorn is one of my favorite trails and I’m very happy to see other riders are starting to see why it’s so fun!

Access Info

Furthest parking lot on the northwest side of the park. You’ll see big mountain bike banners.

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More Stats for Thorn MTB trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    860 ft
  • Altitude max
    922 ft
  • Altitude start
    891 ft
  • Altitude end
    891 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
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on Oct 10, 2017
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 thorn-mtb-trail trailhead (41.138190, -82.213630)
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Thorn MTB trail Trail Reports

Oct 10, 2017 @ 3:07pm
Oct 10, 2017
A couple trees down which need to be walked over.
Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:05pm
Aug 23, 2017
Phenom shape 8/23
Jun 20, 2017 @ 5:52pm
Jun 20, 2017
6/20 Excellent conditions despite rain in the area. Kudos FSP.
Jun 14, 2017 @ 5:10am
Jun 14, 2017
6/13 Local riders have put in some serious efforts. Full laps in either direction. Cross your fingers it stays dry.
Jun 4, 2017 @ 11:21am
Jun 4, 2017
6/4 Forget until July - unbelievably poor shape for a State Park and stewarded by CAMBA.
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