Freeman Lake Greenbelt Trail
ElevationAscent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -80' -24 m
High: 799' 244 m
Low: 752' 229 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
“An easy, wide loop around Freeman Lake.”— Zack Butler
The portion of the trail on the east side of the lake is natural surface. On the northern side of the lake (on the other side of Ring Rd) is a paved greenway which follows the creek to the veterans memorial. At the south end of the lake, the trail runs along the top of the dam impounding the lake. The remainder of the ride is primarily on paved park roads with low speed limits.
The west side of the lake showcases the Lincoln Heritage Home and a restored 1892 one-room schoolhouse. Just a few points of interest!
The portion of the trail on the east side of the lake is natural surface. There are several side trails that go to neighborhoods surrounding the lake. A few spots are steep, with water bars, but they are short enough that a running start can provide sufficient momentum to ride up them. At the southern end of the lake, the trail turns and goes up an embankment that runs along the top of the dam impounding the lake.
On the west side of the lake, the Lincoln Heritage Home and a restored 1892 one-room schoolhouse are points of interest. Most of the ride on this side of the lake is on the paved park road, which has a low speed limit. Just stay close to the lake. Towards the northern end of the lake, you'll see a trail that runs along a causeway and a bridge; take this back toward the Ring Rd. parking lot.
Back at the parking lot, take the greenway tunnel under Ring Rd. The portion of the trail north of the lake (on the other side of Ring Rd) is a paved greenway along the creek to the veterans memorial. Ride the greenway back to the parking lot to complete the ride.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: City of Elizabethtown, KY