Mountain Bike Trail
About Waggoner's Run
September thru April experience nightime on the trail! Open till 9 PM and subject to change. Please follow all postings and closures. For more information, visit: lovemyparks.org
now mountain bike trails. Gibsonburg is around 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 their amazing donuts, pastries, and cinnamon rolls. A visit to Gibsonburg for any reason must include a stop here as well. 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 Park 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 6 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 drops 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.
Be respectful and come prepared. Keep your equipment in good condition and carry ALL necessary supplies. Helmets are highly recommended for bicyclists using this trail. 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 are leaving a visible rut, the trail is too muddy to ride. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! 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
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
Directional Trail Trail is to be ridden from Shade road parking lot entrance only, do not ride the opposite direction.
Bikers and Hikers Only Dogs, equestrians and motorized vehicles are prohibited
Yield Appropriately Hikers should yield to bicyclists. Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming - a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Slow down and exercise courtesy when passing hikers.
Be Aware It is the responsibility of every trail user to maintain awareness of their surroundings. Inattention can lead to incidents with other trail users. Please control your speed.
Use Designated Trails Only Do not go off trail (even to pass). Stay on designated trail for bikes only.
Competitive Racing is Prohibited
Come Prepared Keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies. Helmets highly recommended for bicyclists using this trail.
Leave No Trace Practice low-impact hiking and cycling. Riding on a muddy trail damages the trail. It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion & creates an un-rideable, hard to fix trail surface. If you are leaving a visible rut, the trail is too muddy to ride. Check for possible trail closures and restrictions on our Waggoner's Run Mountain Bike Trail Facebook Page.
Bridges, technical challenges and even a teeter-totter are located throughout the trail and can be attempted or bypassed if desired.
Photos on this website were contributed by Dan Willis and Doug and Kathy Metzger.
Trail map and rules, please observe all rules!
Additional Information and Maps
The trail is located near the White Start Park Barn, beginning at the parking lot next to the railroad tracks on County Road 65. Please no horseback riding, pets, or motorized vehicles. This is a one-way mountain bike trail, please follow all posted rules and regulations.
Waggoner's Run is Located:
40 minutes from the Lake Erie Island Ferry in Downtown Port Clinton
50 minutes to Cedar Point Amusement Park
30 minutes from downtown Toledo
90 minutes from downtown Cleveland
Downloadable PDF Trail Map
And Riding Rules
Waggoner's Run Mountain Bike Trail
(White Star Park Barn)
5013 County Road 65,
Gibsonburg OH 43431
(Parking lot next to the railroad tracks on County Road 65)
Dusk to Dawn Year Round
Night Riding Permitted September - April till 9 PM
Do NOT ride trail when tire leave visible ruts and damage the trail
Follow all Posted Rule, Closures and Restrictions.
Telephone: 419-334-4495 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE (Public Park)
712 North Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420 | 419-332-4470 or toll free 800-255-8070 | Fax 419-332-4359