5708 Esworthy Road, Ravenna, OH  44266, 330.296.3239

5708 Esworthy Road, Ravenna, OH 44266, 330.296.3239

 

Hiking Trails

 

More than fourteen miles of hiking trails provide access to the natural world.  A portion of the state's Buckeye Trail passes through the park and is linked to the campground by a two mile spur trail.

 

 

 

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Bridle Trails

 

The Bridle Trails are CLOSED.

 

Twenty miles of bridle trails traverse woodlands and meadows.  Riders must provide their own horses.

 

For more information on our bridle trails, visit:

 

http://www.portagecountyohcneotra.com

 

 

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 Mountain Bike Trails

 

 

**Attention Mountain Bikers** 

 

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS ARE

CLOSED

 

For more information on our trail closure policy

visit http://camba.us

  

 

westbranchmountainbiketrailmap

 

 

Trail Description: From the trailhead parking lot (gravel/grass), riders head up a short double track corridor, then turn left o­n Cable Line Rd., to reach the trail entrance. The trail starts out along the lake (on the North side of Cable Line Road), and consists of flowing single-track that traces along the shore of the reservoir. With a new 1-mile extension built in the winter of '05/06, the lakeside route now represents about 5.5-6.0 miles of singletrack (and some snowmobile) trail. This section of trail features many short climbs and descents in and out of the ravines that line the lake. You'll also find some large log piles, narrow log bridges, the Serpentine bridge, the Curved bridge, the Skinny bridge, and a variety of roots. This portion of the trail is suitable for most riders, from beginner to expert, although there are some [short] challenging downhill sections that may be a bit much for the absolute beginner.

After exiting the lakeside trail, riders have the option of taking Cable Line back to the parking lot (east), or heading to the south side of Cable Line for more technical trails (follow the brown Carsonite signs). This section is quite a contrast to the lakeside ride, mainly because of all the rocks & boulders (glacial till) that the trail navigates through. Although this trail has some great scenery, it's definitely challenging and geared more at the advanced/skilled rider (intermediate-to-expert). o­ne famous section of this area is the "Rock Gorge Trail", which offers some very scenic riding with singletrack that drops the rider into a gorge with a flowing creek below and also includes several very steep rocky sections.

After exiting the Rock Gorge Trail, riders will have a couple of options; 1) continue down the snowmobile trail to access other technical singletrack (just follow the signs), including 'Bit-O-Honey', which is a rocky technical loop (1-mile), that dumps you back o­nto the snowmobile trail, or 2) continue straight ahead down the "Rock Wall Trail" (signage indicates 'Experts o­nly'), which offers some extremely challenging rock riding. Although less than half a mile, this section includes some tricky downhills and difficult climbs that consist entirely of large rocks. This trail should NOT be attempted by beginners.

Suggested CAMBA loop: Navigating the trails is simple, by just following the arrows o­n the brown signs that follow the CAMBA Loop.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS REGARDING OUR MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS, GO TO:

http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/West_Branch_State_Park

 

 

 

 

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