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A smooth, fast track with great climbs and fast curves!


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Map Key

7.8

Miles

12.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

478' 146 m

High

395' 120 m

Low

503' 153 m

Up

500' 152 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed Dusk to Dawn.

One-way traffic...
  • M/W/F/Sun: Counterclockwise
  • T/TR/Sat: Clockwise.

Overview

There is truly something for everybody. Take the family on the doubletrack trail with its wide corridor and non-technical aspects while the more adventurous will enjoy the speed and flow of the Green Trail and Blue Trail. This trail system is also known as the Rudy Mine Trails.

Green Trail: 2.5 mile Loop - Beginner
Blue Trail: 6.5 mile Loop - Intermediate

Need to Know

From Owensboro take HWY 60 West past the Ben Hawes Park main entrance on Booth Field Road. Keep traveling HWY 60 West to Overstreet Road. The parking lot and trailhead is located at the old George H. Rudy Mines and Saw Mill.

Description

This ride links the Green Trail to the Blue Trail. Start by following Green Trail in whichever direction is denoted for the day of the week.

Shortly after starting down the trail, bear off onto Blue Trail. This is an intermediate trail of about 6.5 miles. It features lots of fast flow and a few optional technical features. There are many berms and rollers to enjoy. The climbs are rewarded by sweet flow!

Eventually, you'll find yourself back at the Green Trail. Follow it back to the trailhead.

History & Background

Designed by Alex Stewart of Spectrum Trail Design and Southwest KyMBA (Formerly known as the Bowling Green Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association).

After a 2009 ice storm destroyed the mountain bike trails at Ben Hawes park the City of Owensboro put up $25,000 to revitalize the trail. Since 2010 the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (SW KyMBA) has worked closely with Owensboro Parks & Recreation along with Spectrum Trail Design to build new trails. Now with 9 miles of professionally designed and constructed, bike optimized trails, its become a very popular destination..

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Shared By:

brad burridge

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Photos

Hitting trails in the morning
Aug 25, 2018 near Owensboro, KY
Wavy Gravy - Ruby Mines Trails.
May 12, 2015 near Owensboro, KY
Trolls on the trail how many can you find.
Aug 12, 2018 near Owensboro, KY
Hitting it hard in morning
Aug 25, 2018 near Owensboro, KY
Trolls on trail how many can you find
Aug 25, 2018 near Owensboro, KY
Kids having fun in the heat.
Aug 11, 2018 near Owensboro, KY
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Jun 3, 2023
Private User
Apr 10, 2023
Danielle Deckard
Jun 20, 2022
Adam Will
Green lap twice. Blue lap once. Yellow lap once. Amazing trails. Super flowy. 11.3mi
Oct 17, 2020
Jeremy Johnston
11.3mi — 1h 15m
May 24, 2020
Clint Casteel
1h 09m
Oct 19, 2018
Bruno Ward
Oct 6, 2018
Bruno Ward
Sep 4, 2018
Christopher Barkow
Trail was in perfect condition today. Love the days I get to ride here! 25mi
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