MTB Project Logo

Fort Duffield

Difficult
 4.1 (20) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

690' 210 m

High

457' 139 m

Low

783' 239 m

Up

692' 211 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric O'Neal

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 20 votes

#975

Overall
  4.1 from 20 votes
5 Star
40%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
5%
Recommended Route Rankings

#12

in Kentucky

#975

Overall
164 Views Last Month
10,230 Since Dec 21, 2012
Difficult

0%
0%
11%
6%
72%
11%

Photos

Ripping the fresh Kymba built berm!
May 20, 2015 near Fort Knox, KY
Tables on Downhill Duffield
Sep 21, 2019 near Fort Knox, KY
Yellow Downhill at Duffield
Sep 21, 2019 near Fort Knox, KY
Wall ride on the downhill trail
Nov 27, 2017 near Fort Knox, KY
They built a wallride!
Dec 21, 2012 near Fort Knox, KY

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Minor Issues 22 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Aug 23, 2019
Mason Collier
5mi
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