Mountain bike enthusiasts rejoice! A new mountain bike trail in Gibsonburg, Ohio offers a unique location that is fun for riders of all skill levels. Let’s start with a little about Gibsonburg and the area around Waggoner’s Run. Gibsonburg is a small rural northern Ohio farm town located in Sandusky County but very well known by outdoor enthusiasts for “White Star Park” which offers hiking trails, an inland quarry lake for SCUBA diving and now mountain bike trails. Gibsonburg is around two hours from Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit so getting thare is not part of the challenge!
So now that you know the area, lets skip to the good part…
Waggoner’s Run Mountain Bike Trail was a collaborative project between the Flatlanders Bicycle Club and the Sandusky County Oark District in 2019 and is located within SCPD’s “White Star Park.” The Flatlanders completed the trail and dedicated it in October of 2020 and appropriately named it “Waggoner’s Run” after local cycling enthusiast and bicycle shop owner, Dan Waggoner. The trail features nearly six miles of twists, turns and exciting natural and man-made features, including the newest feature, a challenging teeter-totter placed right before one of the biggest drips on the trail.
The trail is open for mountain bikes as well as hiking; we recommend hikers hike the trail in reverse and stay alert for oncoming bike traffic. The trail is a one-way mountain bike trail, beginning at the parking lot next to the railroad tracks on County Road 65. Please no horseback riding, pets, or motorized vehicles. For those looking for more information, trail conditions, and closures, I recommend the Waggoner Run Mountain Bike Trail Facebook Page. 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 the area, nearby attractions, and events visit: SanduskyCounty.org