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Knucklehead Trail

 4.1 (17)

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

437' 133 m

Ascent

-437' -133 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

838' 255 m

High

711' 217 m

Low

Shared By Chris Chaney

Conditions


Minor Issues 22 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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This trail packs a lot of surprising scenery into a small space.

Chris Chaney

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Check the website for closures for events, hunting, and maintenance.

Overview

Knucklehead is the result of a partnership between KYMBA, the local community and the privately owned Life Adventure Center. There is a nice trailhead and the trails are well maintained, but they are new and still being tweaked and expanded.

There's a lot of potential at Life Adventure Center for more mountain biking as well.

Description

You begin by riding out from the parking area through open forest and fields. Then the descent begins and you switchback down and down into darker and darker forest. Eventually, you'll reach the creek at the bottom of a steep limestone drainage which empties directly into the Kentucky River (not on trails).

The trail follows the creek, crossing a couple of times, before paralleling one of the Bluegrass Region's historic stone fences. After the fence, the trail begins switchbacking up the opposite side of the drainage before closing a second loop and starting the long climb back to the trailhead.

You could easily combine this ride with Capitol View Park for a full day, or hit it in the afternoon for a quick burn.

The mapped distance is 3.7 miles, but this is a lollipop loop and the ride is more like 6 miles.

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Oct 21, 2018
David Field
Overall Great conditions. A few minor muddy spots. One tree down near green loop. 4.2mi — 1h 20m
Jun 16, 2018
Keith Walters
5.4mi
May 25, 2018
Daniel Henry
Oct 3, 2017
Tim Coleman
Conditions are great. 5mi — 1h 00m
Sep 16, 2017
Len Johnson
9mi
Aug 5, 2017
Tim Coleman
Great August day to ride. Trails in good shape.
Aug 1, 2017
Len Johnson
6.5mi
Jun 17, 2017
Susan Myers

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  4.1 from 17 votes

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#12

in Kentucky

#1,161

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