Land Between the Lakes Canal Loop

 15 votes

10.6 Miles 17.1 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,546' 471 m

Ascent

-1,548' -472 m

Descent

563' 172 m

High

374' 114 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Flowy singletrack with good views of Kentucky & Barkley Lakes

Brian Ratliff

Overview

The Canal Loop Trail is the premier mountain biking trail at Land Between The Lakes. Canal Loop Trail is an 11-mile singletrack loop trail with 4 connectors that consist of another 3 miles of trail. It offers a variety of loops ranging from a little over 1-mile to the full 11-mile outer loop. Canal Loop Trail can be accessed from the North Welcome Station and Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive. Canal Loop Trail receives a very high amount of use on weekends by mountain bikers and hikers, and offers many scenic overlooks of Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the Canal.

Description

From the visitor's center, head across the road to begin the trail. The first 4-5 miles are fast and flowy intermediate terrain mostly along the lakeshore. The difficulty increases slightly after you pass under the canal bridge. There are a few more obstacles and a few more difficult climbs on the western half of the trail. The highlight of the ride is the downhill section beginning at the radio tower.

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Aug 21, 2017
Kymberly Bee
Aug 20, 2017
Joseph Hunter
Aug 10, 2017
Jessica Mounts
Aug 5, 2017
Elizabeth Harbison
Jul 24, 2017
Jeff Carter
25.3mi — 2h 30m
Jun 11, 2017
Robert McLemore
Nice trail, a little tougher than I expected but I didn't die
Apr 26, 2017
Joe Fatbike
Trail was perfect for me this morning. Could not have asked for a better ride. Loving the Tootsie Roll! 13mi
Apr 16, 2017
Jeff Souder
AWESOME! Loved it! 10.6mi

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