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Hammond Creek Trail at Lee Jones Park

Intermediate
 3.2 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Some flats, some climbs, some downhills with a little bit for everyone.


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7.9

Miles

12.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

501' 153 m

High

400' 122 m

Low

449' 137 m

Up

449' 137 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Located near the park facilities with playgrounds and restrooms.

Overview

Public trail located at Lee Jones Park in Eddyville, KY. Open to everyone and owned by Lyon County. The trail system is badged with maps located at the trailhead and intersections. Each trail has a unique flow from the more level Yellow Lowland Trail to the challenging climbs in the Orange Highland Trail and Red Soden Cemetery Trail. Lots of twists, turns, downhills, bridges, and climbs. Various rock and log obstacles with ongoing plans to expand and enhance in the near future. Prepare to get exhausted.

Need to Know

Just Google Lee Jones Park, Eddyville, KY. Main trailhead is on the right side of the park circle as you approach the soccer fields within sight of the main Park entrance. Park in the first parking area on the right. Restrooms on site near the ball fields. Large playground available for children as well. Park is linked to local restaurants and businesses by a gravel access trail on the north side of the trail system. You can literally ride your bike to go eat McDonalds, Subway, Mexican, Chinese, pizza, etc...

Description

Every single foot of it can be ridden by novice or intermediate riders. All obstacles have a "ride around" option except maybe the random log crossing but they aren't difficult. All the hike-a-bike stories revolve around worn out leg/lungs from coming up out of the lowlands back to the ridge tops.

Expect lots of berms on many of the fast turns on steep grades and all the ditch crossings have bridges that need them. The Green Jones Loop is by far the easiest and was designed that way due to the proximity of the trailhead parking. The Orange Highland Trail is intermediate with two long and tall climbs from P-C and B-C. The B-C climb is signed as "extreme" and takes solid riders to pull that grade without putting a foot down.

The Yellow Lowland Trail is a relatively easy, flat flowing trail through the bottoms with some minor climbs around the foot of the ridge. The Red Soden Cemetery Trail is intermediate and features a half-mile flowing downhill from point "I" down to the creek. Probably the longest flow section in our region and a heck of a workout to climb. Not super steep but a steady effort to the top. The Blue Hammond Creek Trail follows the actual Hammond Creek bed. It has a reputation for stunning photo ops of the creek and limestone rocks.

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Bobby Hamilton

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  3.2 from 9 votes

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Crossing Hammond Creek.
Oct 31, 2018 near Eddyville, KY
Bridges!
Oct 31, 2018 near Eddyville, KY
Cross Country Trails surrounded by Timber.
Oct 31, 2018 near Eddyville, KY
Berms!
Oct 31, 2018 near Eddyville, KY
Maps and Badges at Intersections
Oct 31, 2018 near Eddyville, KY

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Nov 17, 2020
Jeremy Johnston
Jul 3, 2020
chris leary
Jul 19, 2019
Bobby Hamilton
Recent storms cluttered the trail. Volunteers are working to clear and remove trees and debris as I type this.
Jul 12, 2019
Jeffrey Babbidge
lots of virgin trail, lots of spiders, lots debris/ clean out your gear. take a pic of the map, as they've added to it/ don't get lost 5.9mi — 1h 12m
Jun 13, 2019
Ben Watson
6.3mi — 1h 20m
May 14, 2019
Brandon Reed