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Cherokee/Seneca Park

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10.3 Miles 16.5 Kilometers



663' 202 m


-663' -202 m



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539' 164 m


440' 134 m


Shared By Eric O'Neal


Minor Issues 5 days ago
Muddy, Fallen Trees - can only speak for the portion through Seneca. there were more wet places in the trail than dry. The rollers and other features at the top of the hill were all good to go, but the ascent/decent was very slippery. History

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A popular singletrack ride within minutes of downtown Louisville.

Eric O'Neal

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Louisville's most widely used mountain bike trails, built and maintained by KYMBA volunteers with something for everyone. Five stars given due to the amount of backbreaking work put in to this trail over the past few years and because it is so close to downtown. And its fun!

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This trail has many access points, and due to heavy traffic, its best to ride this loop counter-clockwise. Lots of road crossings as well.


Park at the fountain just off of Eastern Parkway. The trail is easy to follow until just after a technical section with some great rock work that will end near a bridge. Go over the bridge and follow the road along the creek for maybe a quarter of a mile. On the right, the trail will pick back up behind a guardrail. This short section overlooks a parking lot and is extremely technical.

At the parking lot, ride Seneca Park road to the golf course where the trail will pick back up on the right. Ride this along the creek and cross the road and go into the woods. After this flowy section, follow this easy trail around the golf course and take the road back to the Big Rock parking lot, this time using the lower, somewhat less technical trail, that will take you back to the road. From here you can cross the street and pick up the trail just up the hill for the most challenging trail section of the park ("Montana's Pass") and continue on.


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Dec 26, 2018
Ben Campbell
1h 00m
Oct 11, 2018
Norval Garrett
Great park, perfect on an autumn day
Aug 1, 2018
r davidson
Jul 29, 2018
Will T
Jul 25, 2018
Brant Slone
Jul 25, 2018
Benjamin Purcell
Rode Seneca portion of ride, "played" in the Cherokee MTB trails. Great Fun! 6.5mi — 1h 30m
Jul 16, 2018
Kye Cordes
Pretty wet when we rode today so everything was very slick. Would love to come back when it’s dry with a local. Not marked very good and confusing.
Jun 10, 2018
Benjamin Purcell
Completed the loop in both directions. Trails were dry with some of slippage on sharp corners. Great ride all around. 20.6mi — 4h 38m

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This is a fun trail with a very nice combination of flow, altitude and challenge. It is very difficult to stay on the primary trail due to many crossing foot and deer trails/paths. Strongly recommend use of live map track if new to this trail. Dec 18, 2016
Why is there not a printable map for this trail system on this site⁉️ Sep 28, 2017
My primary course, 1/2 mile from my casa. One takes it for granted until one goes somewhere else. I never think of it as a technical trail, but compared to most, it is. Takes one awhile to understand the directions, but one can shred here. Especially the new sections at Wilderness Trail. Aug 28, 2018

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