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Muscatatuck Park

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

Fast technical rolling trails on top of the hill that leads to long fast descents to the river edge and then back up again. Steep gully's along the river.
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Latitude
38.98890227188771
Longitude
-85.61800003051758
Trail Directions
I-65 to Seymour (exit 50), east 15 mile on Hwy. 50, left onto Hwy. 3, 1 mile to parks front entrance.
Trail Length
5 miles loop
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
North Vernon
   


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Review Date
April 24, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Guy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail system has changed tremendously in the last three years. Gone are the badly eroded fall line sections, replaced with sweet flowing contour trails. Thanks to a grant from Lowe's and a lot of hard work by local trailbuilders there are now 10 miles of trails at Muscatatuck.
There is a 4 mile beginner trail that circles the upper public use areas and has great flow. There is an 3.5 mile outer loop that is intermediate level and features great views of the Muscatatuck River, some short steep climbs, and constant ravine runs.
The section across the road has been significantly lengthened and is considered more advanced. It's got great berms to rail and some decently long downhill runs. There's also a connector trail that runs from the creek crossing north to a city street. It follows the creek the whole way and has non-poisonous ivy covering a lot of the hillsides.
Overall the flow has been much improved, and there are many more options for ride routes. Worth checking out, and Versailles State Park is only a half hour east, for an additional 14 miles of sweet flowing, new trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Versailles State Park.



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Review Date
September 29, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Curlymurt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Quite the enjoyable trail. It doesn't seem like it gets ridden very much. We didn't see many people out on a nice weekend. The trails themselves are fast and have a few climbs. They have some obstacles that you can simply bypass if you aren't comfortable. It's fairly short and I rode it twice. The quicker you go, the more fun it is, but just make sure to watch for a misdirection.

Recommended Route:
Pretty much one route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Versailles
Brown County



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Review Date
January 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dinorider76 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail system is one of the better single tracks in the area dispite only being a touch over 6 miles with the short track.
Great for the weekend warriors passing through and someone who wants a quick challenge. The upper section is not quite as difficult as the lower section as it has a series of switch backs, rock beds 1000 yard climbs over bumpy fire roads and log skinnies over small gaps to deal with. Short track is 1.2 miles, very fast and perfect for the begining rider with little experience. Give Muskatatuck a try if you are in the area.

Recommended Route:
Short track for newbies, make sure to stay on the right side of the drive in for the short track, directly behind the soccor fields. Lower area for Season Vets, stay to the left of the drive and follow path past the small pond.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Versails State park



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Review Date
July 7, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mtb_biker ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Can't speak much about the XC trails here. We were at this course for the downhill event. There are two courses. Both have flat fast upper areas. Easier course has long steep downhill with two small 1ft drops with a rocky finish. The more technical course has a very rooty and rocky mid-section with technical rocky final descent. To see first person video footage as well as some picturse of the course go to http://www.sicklines.com and go under the courses section.



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Review Date
March 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: T_Blood ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I wrote a summary of this trail about a year ago, and now that I live in the area I am writing another one. This is a pretty good trail. An epic ride..no, but it is a lot of fun to ride. It is a short loop, but has many options. It will get your lungs pumping as well. I use it to train for much longer epic rides. We do not have a lot around here, so this is the best. It is well maintained, and although many other reviews state that it isn't marked well, it is. Just look at the diamonds on the trees. If you're around you should attend the DINO race the first weekend of July.

Recommended Route:
Just get on it anywhere you see it, you will not be disappointed.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nebo



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