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Skull Buster

 25 votes

11.7 Miles 18.8 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

836' 255 m

Ascent

-837' -255 m

Descent

1,006' 307 m

High

842' 257 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

54 days agoUpdate

Skull buster is a tight intermediate trail with plenty of roots and rocks to keep you focused.

Brian Smith

Overview

Located just north of Lexington, this is a great 12 mile ride that features a good mix of beginner and intermediate terrain.

Description

Park on the grass lot to the left of the road. You'll see a KYMBA sticker on the sign for verification. Bike up the road, go past the gate, and take the second trail entrance on the west side of the road. This is the Green Connector, a rooty and rocky singletrack that will connect you from the main road to the Blue Loop.

Once you reach the Blue Loop, turn right and follow it. It is 4.5 miles of beautiful singletrack that winds around beautiful scenery including Big Sky Pond. Eventually, you'll come to Orange Connector where you'll turn right.

Follow Orange Connector to the Orange Loop and ride it in the clockwise direction. The Orange Loop has an awesome variety of obstacles. There are large log rollovers, planks, bridges, and rocky switchbacks. The obstacles are grouped together with areas known as "Plankton" and "Logville."

Once you've completed the Orange loop, retrace your steps on orange connector and turn right to complete the unridden portion of Blue loop.

The trails are marked very well - KYMBA Bluegrass chapter has done some great work out here.

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Nov 4, 2017
David Bates
Loved the blue trail. 6mi
Sep 3, 2017
Dominic McCamish
Super damp and slippery 12mi
Aug 19, 2017
Tim Coleman
Conditions were great. Love this place.
Aug 12, 2017
Logan Thornberry
Lay of the land 4.4mi
Jul 29, 2017
Tim Coleman
First time at Skullbuster. Very much enjoyed this trail. Enough features to keep it challenging but not too difficult. I will be back!
Jul 18, 2017
Keith Walters
11.7mi
Jul 16, 2017
Misty O'Bradovich
Jul 15, 2017
Jason Myers
Blue Trail Loop

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Conditions


All Clear 54 days ago
Dry - super dry.
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very fun and unique trail. loved all the signs and other stuff hanging in trees or arranged along the trail. gives the trail some character. i love the old school and back country feel and the fact that they leave the logs on the trail as obstacles. Nov 28, 2016
Aerobically and technically challenging if you go after it. A good 2 hour work out. Jun 30, 2017

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