South of Chillicothe and west of Waverly, the 11,900 acre Pike State Forest has 15 miles of trails open to biking. The trails wind through the hollows and ridge tops, offering the visitor a challenging mountain bike ride as well as some beautiful scentery and breathtaking views.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Chillicothe, proceed south on US 23 past Waverly to SR 124. Head west on SR 124 to Lapperell Road and park at the State Forest Headquarters.
Overall, Pike State Forest is the 17th most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in Ohio.