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Younger's Creek Ride

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10.7 Miles 17.2 Kilometers



669' 204 m


-669' -204 m



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805' 246 m


485' 148 m


Shared By Justin Wallace


Bad / Closed 74 days ago
This trail system closed by Hardin County. History

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Experience older hand-built singletrack with a challenging climb and flow at the top.

Justin Wallace

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There are a few tough climbs that tend to scare people away, but they really aren't too bad. Once you get on the top of the hill, it is fast, twisty singletrack that is a lot of fun to ride. There are a few log crossings here and there, and some rollers that can be jumped. Several great downhill sections that make the climbs worth the effort.

Need to Know

There is a 15-20' plunge off of the Wagon Trail (Mini Plunge Trail) that is fun to ride up or down. It isn't necessarily part of the dedicated route, but it is worth hitting.


Coming out of the parking lot, the ride picks up the Entrance Trail and wraps around the base of the hill for about 0.5 miles. This will help get you warmed up for the climb up 7 Dwarves and the seven switchbacks that dominate the punchy climb to the top. The switchbacks are steep and challenging but have been improved over the past couple years, they will definitely have you catching your breathe afterwards.

Once you are on the top of the hill, Possum Run winds through the woods with some fast singletrack. The trail consists of a lot of roots and small rocks. It's tight and twisty with several small hills to keep the speed up. There are also several log crossings and dirt rollers that are pretty easy, but they can be avoided if you prefer. Some fast sections are an absolute blast to fly down through small areas of rocks and roots.

Once through the main loop, you'll exit onto the Wagon Trail, which is an old four-wheeler/logging road. Rideers could exit to the left for a shorter ride that's about 6.0 miles. Otherwise, turn right and continue racking up the mileage and fun.

If you keep going, you'll ride out to the other side of the hill by way of the Mini Plunge Trail and then to the Perimeter Trail up to the top of the Big Dig. Keep going straight to complete an extra 1.5 mile option called Lollipop Loop that's similar to Possum Run with some roots and rocks. Once complete you'll find yourself at the top of Big Dig.

Big Dig is a machine-built trail, so it is wide and fast. You start by going downhill with some tight switchbacks and some good views. There is a bridge with a steep downhill in the middle of the descent that if hit properly you can get some air. At the bottom of the hill, cross a creek and take off up the other half of the Big Dig. It isn't very technical but it is a tough climb. It has some long steep sections with switchbacks.

Once you reach the top of the Big Dig, there is about a 1.5-mile loop called the Lollipop Loop. The Lollipop Loop is another twisty singletrack loop similar to Possum Run with some roots and rocks, but it's not as narrow as the trail on Possum Run. After that, the trail wraps around the perimeter of the woods and ties back in at the beginning. You can connect any of the trails together to add miles, or you can head down the back switchbacks for a total of around 11 miles.


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Jul 14, 2018
Benjamin Purcell
Trails in terrible shape, in need of major maintenance! Flows interrupted by overgrowth & severe trail erosion. Not recommended. 11.3mi — 4h 25m
Jun 16, 2018
Great fun until tried perimeter trail. Then, over handle bars into poison ivy while going down 7 dwarfs. 9.4mi
Jun 3, 2018
David Moore
Trails we great, thank you to the builders and maintenance. Struggled bit on the back but loved the climb and top. Just passing through and found… 10mi
Dec 16, 2017
Matt Hendey
Nov 27, 2017
Justin Wallace
Nov 24, 2017
Justin Wallace
Sep 7, 2017
Bill Jones
Mar 24, 2017
Misty O'Bradovich

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Matt Hendey
Indianapolis, IN
Matt Hendey   Indianapolis, IN
I rode here on the way back from a project and me one of the trail crew. Thanks for the hard work Michael, Justin, and the gang! Dec 20, 2017
Dale C  
I have tried to ride here twice. Once in the fall and once in the summer and both times I have been unable to the turn where the switchbacks start. I ride down the trail directly across from the parking lot and it looks like a four wheeler trail and it just keeps going and going making several stream crossings but not going up the hill. If anyone could help me that would be much appreciated. May 14, 2018
Justin Wallace
Elizabethtown, KY
Justin Wallace   Elizabethtown, KY
Dale, I think you are going in the wrong spot. The bike trail isnt the one right across from the parking lot. To get to the bike trail you need to turn left out of the parking lot and cross the bridge. As soon as you cross the bridge the bike trail will be on your right, just passed the guardrail. May 15, 2018

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