Knucklehead Trail

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Trail

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

437' 133 m

Ascent

-437' -133 m

Descent

838' 255 m

High

711' 217 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

All Clear

23 days agoUpdate

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

Chris Chaney

Overview

Check the website for closures for events, hunting, and maintenance.
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.
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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 16, 2016
Tim Coleman
Trail is in great shape for this fall. Beautiful trail. 4.9mi
Oct 14, 2016
John Darnell
Oct 13, 2016
John Darnell
Only one out. 6.5mi
Oct 11, 2016
Yates Pharr
5mi
Sep 2, 2016
Jeremy Von Deylen
Aug 27, 2016
Matt Moren
1h 19m
Sep 4, 2015
Gary Bentley
7.6mi — 1h 04m

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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All Clear 23 days ago
Dry - I rode this twice and it mapped at 4.7 miles each time. It's not really a lollipop.
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