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blue Skull Buster

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11.7 mile 18.8 kilometer loop


Ascent: 836' 255 m
Descent: -837' -255 m
High: 1,006' 307 m
Low: 842' 257 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)


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

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


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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Jun 8, 2018
Ben Schultz
Great ride !!! 12mi — 3h 00m
May 2, 2018
Brant Slone
nice 12mi
Nov 26, 2017
Johnny Bishop
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!

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Ross Alcorn
Upland, IN
Ross Alcorn   Upland, IN
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
Great single track with rock, roots, log crossings and flowing ups and downs. Recently added a new section too! More like 13 miles now. Really Enjoy blue trail counter clockwise. Oct 15, 2018

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