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Twisted Oliver Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (14)

A twisting loop through the Twister Oliver Trail - Port Oliver Recreation Area.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

685' 209 m

High

596' 182 m

Low

326' 99 m

Up

325' 99 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This is a great place for families because anyone can hike it or ride it, and the parking lot at the trailhead is close and most of the trail is within ear shot.

Do not ride wet trails. Check trail status.

Overview

This is a great place for families because anyone can hike it or ride it, and the parking lot at the trailhead is close and most of the trails are within ear shot.

Description

To access the trailhead, head out of Bowling Green and follow Hwy 234 southeast out of town until it intersects with Hwy 1533 and take 1533 heading east. At Port Oliver, you'll see The Landing (4171 Barren River Dam Road, Scottsville, KY). Stop in for some refreshments!

Take a left on Barren River Dam Road, then in about 100 feet, turn right into the Port Oliver boat ramp area. Drive down the hill about 0.25 miles, then turn right on the paved road into the parking lot. There is a gravel parking lot on the right near the amphitheater where the trailhead is.

This twisty series of short tracks is not only fun with climbs and descents but has many cool wood features such as berms, bridges, skinnies, tables, and an advanced ladder! Go get Twisted! The amphitheater, steps, concrete walkways, public restrooms, and fishing are all nice features of the trail system, too.

This loop heads clockwise through the trails, starting with the first half of the Pine Hill Loop, then the Lake Loop, and finishing with the second half of the Pine Hill Loop.

History & Background

Twisted Oliver Trail is a SW KyMBA built trail in partnership with USACE BRL and is located at Port Oliver Recreational Area on Barren River Lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

brad burridge

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 14 votes

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Photos

Viewing downhill at both mirror berms
Apr 20, 2018 near Scottsv…, KY
One of two mirror berms.... smooooth!!!
Apr 20, 2018 near Scottsv…, KY
The LADDER!!
Apr 20, 2018 near Scottsv…, KY
Ladder leading through the tree!
Apr 20, 2018 near Scottsv…, KY
Chip rolling through the trees and onto the mirror berms!
Apr 20, 2018 near Scottsv…, KY

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Sep 1, 2022
Scott Duvall
Warren County Composite MTB team practices here pretty regularly (Mon or Thurs nights around 6pm). Great trail fairly local to Bowling Green, KY. 6mi — 1h 30m
Apr 24, 2022
Ronnie Pridemore
Feb 13, 2022
Kyle Dortch
Lots of pine needles 10mi
Oct 15, 2021
Charlie Newman
Sep 11, 2021
John Harbison
7.7mi
Jun 19, 2021
David Hood
Clockwise 15mi — 3h 30m
Nov 1, 2020
Jason Glass
May 29, 2020
Dan Knoy
soggy. lots of debris near banks where lake has been up. 6.3mi