“Some flats, some climbs, some downhills with a little bit for everyone.”
— Bobby Hamilton
Located near the park facilities with playgrounds and restrooms.
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...
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.