Ohio might not be the first state that jumps to your mind when you’re looking for a mountain bike destination. But, the 22.2-mile loop around Mohican State Park is well worth the trip. I’ve only ridden the approximately 8-mile short loop and have been itching to get back for the long loop ever since. Still don’t believe me? Well, this ride is currently ranked the eighth best ride in the entire MTB project database. It’s legit.
In my limited experience, the riding at Mohican offers incredible flow, but with enough technical sections to keep you on your toes. It’s also absolutely beautiful in the fall.
If you plan to visit Mohican, be sure you can grab a map from the park office for a couple of dollars. Or, utilize MTB Project to navigate. Be aware there aren’t many bail out points on this ride. Best to bring a snack and enjoy the whole experience.
If you’re looking for an even bigger challenge, I’ve heard the Mohican 100 is an awesome race.
Photos courtesy of MTB Project.