“Singletrack with unique flow in coal country featuring intermediate and expert trails.”
— Brad Scales
The skills area and trails make the park a great family destination. Our skills area has features to challenge all levels of riders. We also plan to add a new 2.5-mile beginner loop in 2017.
Open during park hours only. Helmets are strongly advised.
This loop is on old coal mine land that has resulted in a landscape perfect for mountain biking. The park also features the area's only MTB skills area with a pumptrack, dirt jumps, and challenge course.
Need to Know
This is a two-way route while the most common direction to ride the trail is clockwise. Follow the "loop" stickers.
This ~seven-mile loop is very exciting but can be difficult for beginners. It features many quick ups and downs with short, steep climbs and descents. Keep an eye out for optional trails to extend this loop, such as Redline, Teddy Bear, and Dan Halen.
In addition to the Boonville Bike Club, the trails in Scales Lake Park are also maintained by members of the Evansville Mountain Bike Association
History & Background
The Red Dome Coal Mine operated on this property over a century ago. With mountain bike racing in the park dating back to the early 90's, Scales Lake Park has always been at the forefront of our sport. Individual stewards along with groups from Bicycle World, the LA Dirt Riders, Boonville Bike Club, and the Evansville Mountain Bike Association have all worked together to make this park one of the best mountain bike destinations in Indiana.