The Big Woods Trail offers a nice, easier loop with a bit of elevation and several spots for a scenic view. The Lakeside Loop has amazing view after amazing view along some intermediate singletrack with several technical switchback sections along the gullies.
Need to Know
Parking is currently at the Stiles Ford Trailhead off of Stiles Ford Rd in Hodgenville, KY. Near Hodgenville, KY for post-ride refreshments and refueling.
The ride starts at the Stiles Ford Trailhead. After crossing the dam, you'll make a short descent to your left and then follow the Big Woods Trail clockwise. After several up and downs, you'll make a descent to the creek. Following the creek, you'll come to the MLT Connector.
The Lakeside Loop offers view after view as you ride along some hand-built singletrack. Phelps Point deducted to Mayor Jim Phelps and his initiation of the McDougal Lake Trail System offers a panoramic view along with a bench to rest if needed.