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Skull Buster

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (42) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

11.7

Miles

18.8

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,006' 307 m

High

842' 257 m

Low

836' 255 m

Up

837' 255 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 42 votes

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Photos

Fall leaves.
Nov 10, 2016 near Georgetown, KY
A KYMBA built bridge
Dec 15, 2014 near Georgetown, KY
Turtles. Be careful not to hit them!
Nov 10, 2016 near Georgetown, KY
Sunrise at Johnson Point. Rode 'em ALL in just over 4 hours.
Jul 26, 2021 near Georgetown, KY
Skullbuster, better duck!
Jun 5, 2021 near Georgetown, KY
Now entering Plankton. Alternate gully crossings over planks. One of the many challenging obstacles laid out for you to enjoy. Had to guess at map location.
May 15, 2021 near Georgetown, KY

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Oct 19, 2021
James Blessinger
I'm passing through in a camper van. Can I park over night at the trailhead and hit the trail in the morning?
Jun 5, 2021
Terry Clark
Didn't bike today; trails were still messy from the last rain. But the place was CRAWLING with ticks of all sizes. Take appropriate precautions. — 2h 00m
May 1, 2021
Tim Thomas
"QuadBuster" is aptly named. Had me off the seat in the first minute. Had to stop a few times to breathe. Some say I'm too old for this... 1mi — 0h 45m
Oct 26, 2020
Milt Sharp Jr
Nice trail! Marked really well. Super technical today due to fallen leaves and light rain. Lots of slick rock and hidden roots to hone the mtb skills! 8.6mi — 1h 26m
Aug 15, 2020
聖樹 山本
Jul 7, 2020
Tony Burns
Great singletrack. perfect combination of roots, rock, ascent and decent. Fantastic find on my way through Kentucky. 8.9mi — 1h 28m
Feb 2, 2020
Kari Lalonde
Dec 23, 2019
Boone Orton
6mi