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blue Cherokee/Seneca Park

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10.3 mile 16.5 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 663' 202 m
Descent: -663' -202 m
High: 539' 164 m
Low: 440' 134 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A popular singletrack ride within minutes of downtown Louisville.

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Overview

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!

Need to Know

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.

Description

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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May 15, 2019
Cindy Siders
I'm still learning the route so I had to stop a few times to check the map. Finished most of Cherokee before I had to leave. 5mi — 1h 09m
Apr 24, 2019
Andy Murray
Apr 10, 2019
Matt Bail
First time running these trails
Mar 27, 2019
Shelby N
2.8mi — 0h 40m
Mar 22, 2019
Cindy Siders
My first ride here in 20 years. Some parts were too technical for me, but overall I had a great ride. 7.5mi — 1h 30m
Dec 26, 2018
Ben Campbell
1h 00m
Oct 11, 2018
Norval Garrett
Great park, perfect on an autumn day
Aug 1, 2018
r davidson

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  4.1 from 42 votes

#1

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#297

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