Sunday, October 12, 2008
Things Ohio: The Alum Creek Bike Trail
The latest thing of beauty I discovered about Ohio, with the help of a solid recommendation, is Alum Creek. If you are an avid bike rider, have tried difficult trails in the past, and most importantly, have access to a heavy-duty mountain bike, this trail will be a very good choice.
Between two somewhat experienced riders there were only a couple of falls. So, before you embark on this journey, make sure to pack some neosporin. A good study of the map might come in handy as well as the biking task might seem a tad daunting towards the end. It might be helpful to picture the experience before actually doing it. One of the trails is a sheer 6-mile full of adventure and unexpected turns.
The very last bike trail experience I had that was somewhat close to this one was in Little Cottonwood Canyon out West. I can say, at this point, that this trail was challenging, serpentine, and difficult. In other words, definitely worth a try or five. Overall, it's a fantastic experience and one which those of you who are visiting Ohio in the near future should see about experiencing.
Plus, the Fall colors and the water formations around the trail inform the experience very well.
YouTube has a good photo-journaling bit on it. Listen to the words of the narrator. I concur with him entirely.
And here's some footage of the Upper Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail. If you find yourself in that neck of the woods, definitely try it too. It won't disappoint.