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Mahk

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Louisville trails
« on: January 13, 2014, 06:10:15 PM »
Can anyone provide input regarding mtb trails around Louisville, specifically the northeast side (Prospect)?  I've looked at the KyMBA website, but would appreciate some first-hand suggestions and comments. 
 
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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 11:20:30 PM »
Cherokee Park off Bardstown. WaverlyPark on west side off Dixie Hwy, or Ft Duffield out by WestPoint near Muldraugh

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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 07:18:50 AM »
I have only been to Waverly. It is pretty cool but it is down on the southwest side. It has some good flow and decent elevation change. No big climbs just some short steep ones and rollers. It is around 10 or 11 miles if I remember correctly. It is in a city park and is well maintained.

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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 02:26:40 PM »
http://kymba.org/louisville/?page_id=564
Briar Hill - a friend rides there all of the time. Very technical.

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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 07:05:47 PM »
Not much up near Prospect. Parklands at Floyds Fork WILL be something mega-awesome cool, but it will be a year or two. Waverly is the absolute best with Cherokee/Seneca a distant second. Some downhill guys still hitting some jumps at Duffield, but the XC trails are about all grown over. Otter Creek now requires $10 entry fee to mountain bike there and it's not worth it. Best riding just outside the 'Ville is O'Bannon Woods, French Lick and Capitol View Park in Frankfort. You also will not be that far from Versailles up I-71.

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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 09:49:55 AM »
Thanks everyone, that's all helpful. 
 
sherrijane, how technical is Briar Hill?  Similar to Walnut (at BCSP)? Schooner? 
 
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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 10:54:29 PM »
Thanks everyone, that's all helpful. 
 
sherrijane, how technical is Briar Hill?  Similar to Walnut (at BCSP)? Schooner? 


I don't know if I would call Briar Hill technical. Maybe off camber, tight, lack of flow and limited mileage would be a better description. Great if you live next door, but not really great destination ride. Better to head to the other parks mentioned.

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Re: Louisville trails
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 12:17:25 PM »
Not much up near Prospect. Parklands at Floyds Fork WILL be something mega-awesome cool, but it will be a year or two. Waverly is the absolute best with Cherokee/Seneca a distant second. Some downhill guys still hitting some jumps at Duffield, but the XC trails are about all grown over. Otter Creek now requires $10 entry fee to mountain bike there and it's not worth it. Best riding just outside the 'Ville is O'Bannon Woods, French Lick and Capitol View Park in Frankfort. You also will not be that far from Versailles up I-71.

X2 on all of this. I'd hit French lick or obannon before heading father unless you're in the area. Waverly is fun, ft. Duffield is interesting and done parts steep.
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