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blueBlack Fort Duffield

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Trail

5.3 mile 8.5 kilometer point to point
100% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 783' 239 m
Descent: -692' -211 m
High: 690' 210 m
Low: 457' 139 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Eric O'Neal

Technical singletrack and dirt jumping in the shadow of a Civil War fort.

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Overview

These are technical, hand cut singletrack trails with lots of quick ups and downs. There are also a few dedicated freeride/dirt jump trails. The surrounding Fort Knox training grounds give this trail a very remote feel.

There is a large creek bisecting the park that will always take you back to the parking lot.

Description

Start in the parking lot and pick your poison. All trails head UP! There are plenty of scenic views overlooking the Salt River in the back. There are many trails here with many loop options.

There are three trail blazes to watch for:

Yellow: Quick Downhill, big travel bike trail. Lots of jumps and gaps, but fun on an XC bike as well.

Red: Cross country loop encircling the park. My favorite way is to catch this trail near the road out to the front of the park and climb the quarry. Its a steep technical climb, but not i
impossible for a somewhat experienced rider.

Blue: This is another XC trail, a bit more technical than the Red loop.

History & Background

This park was a Union fort during the Civil War, protecting the Ohio River. The original fortification is still there, and much of the rest has been recreated.

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Apr 25, 2019
Andy Murray
Nov 11, 2018
Catlin Danick
Sep 3, 2018
D C
Trail in good shape but gave up after eating 100th spider. 3mi
Jul 22, 2018
Benjamin Purcell
Great as usual until the storm moved in, rode dwon yellow in rain, Great Fun! 4mi — 1h 20m
Apr 28, 2018
Benjamin Purcell
Great ride. Big climb to fort but well worth it for the ride down. Plenty of trails to vary your routes. 7mi
Jan 13, 2018
marlette M
3in fresh snow 3mi — 0h 56m
Aug 16, 2017
Len Johnson
Walk up paved rd work your way down 12mi
Jun 17, 2017
Kyle Fliehman
Night ride - very sketchy. Hills have eyes vs the paranormal.

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  4.1 from 18 votes

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