Ohio Mountain Bike Trail

Waggoner’s Run Mountain Bike Trail 

Welcome to the Waggoner’s Run Mountain Bike Trail, a newer mountain bike trail in Gibsonburg, Ohio (Sandusky County).

This is a moderate ride mainly due to the last mile, which gets more technical with its hilly, root-exposed, and rocky terrain. The natural features with lots of twists and turns around trees are paired with manmade obstacles, bridges, skinnies, tabletops, and rock gardens. The trail’s newest feature is a challenging teeter-totter placed right before one of the biggest drops on the trail. On average, the nearly 6-mile one-way course takes an hour and forty minutes to complete.

Waggoner’s Run Mountain Bike Trail was a collaborative project between the Flatlanders Bicycle Club and the Sandusky County Park District in 2019 and is located within SCPD’s “White Star Park.” The Flatlanders completed the trail and dedicated it in October 2020. It was named “Waggoner’s Run” to honor local cycling enthusiast and bicycle shop owner Dan Waggoner.

The trail is also open for hiking. No horseback riding, pets, or motorized vehicles are permitted. It is recommended that hikers hike the trail in reverse and stay alert for oncoming bike traffic. The one-way mountain bike trail starts at the parking lot next to the railroad tracks on County Road 65.

The latest trail conditions and timely information is reported on the Waggoner Run Mountain Bike Trail Facebook Page. Leave no trace and practice low-impact hiking and cycling.  Riding on a muddy trail damages the trail.  It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion & creates an unrideable, hard-to-fix trail surface.  If you leave a visible rut, the trail is too muddy to ride. Come prepared.  Keep your equipment in good condition and carry the necessary supplies.  Helmets are highly recommended for bicyclists using this trail.

The Gibsonburg area offers a small rural northern Ohio farm town in Sandusky County. Outdoor enthusiasts know it well for “White Star Park,” which offers hiking trails, an inland quarry lake for SCUBA diving, and mountain bike trails.  Gibsonburg is only two hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Detroit, so getting there is not part of the challenge! Gibsonburg is also known for “Ideal Bakery,” home to its amazing donuts, pastries, and cinnamon rolls.

While visiting the area, 15 minutes up the road is Fremont and Ghoul Runnings Kayak Adventures. This kayak livery offers guided and self-guided tours along the scenic Sandusky River and the beautiful Fremont Reservoir from May to Fall. The owners, Beth Turner and her husband Bob, have been running it for 33 years.  They offer a variety of 2- and 4-hour trips, and specialty adventures include a history tour, singles kayaking group, bird and nature, sunset, moonlight, and more.

Sandusky County has so much to see and do, from kayaking in the Sandusky River to festivals and farmer’s markets. There is always something fun to see and do in the area.  For more information about its events and attractions, visit SanduskyCounty.org.

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