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Scales Lake

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

The trail runs through a lot of spoil banks so there are some quick ups and downs. Some steep climbs. No long climbs.
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Latitude
38.039979682751806
Longitude
-87.27333068847656
Trail Directions
From the square in Boonville, head N on Locust St. Take the first left onto 4th St. Go about .75-1 mile and turn right onto Poplar St. Go about .75 mile and the entrance is on the left. Park in the front parking lot and follow the road about 100 yds. to the petting zoo. You can enter the trail on the left or the right. Left is a bit faster.
Trail Length
4-5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boonville
   


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Review Date
September 17, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jam47613 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
trails are excellent! a lot of upkeep going on there.passed a guy dragging around a lawn boy mower on goats trail. Truly working for the $2 gate fee. A lot of ups and downs switchbacks. Jumps for the brave and an awesome wooden banked curve. Had a blast!

Recommended Route:
we just followed the blue arrows looped around the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
angel mounds
Tennyson



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Review Date
April 10, 2011

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: bravesfan10c ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails have never been in better shape. The trails have never been more ridable. Many of the rooty/rocky hills and turns have been smoothed out. The new bridge is awesome. 24 hours after a hard ride they are ridable again. If you have not tried it before or have not rode it in the last two years, give it a try.

Recommended Route:
The Xterra route is marked by blue arrows as is 6 miles long. It can be ridden in both directions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
French Lick, LBL, Lock 4



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Review Date
August 1, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mhr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trails are in great shape! Been a long time getting back to Scales Lake because my first time was as a beginner and these aren't too friendly to newbs! I plan to start riding here again regularly now. The trail people have done a great job at fixing a lot of the ridiculous hills that were extremely covered in roots and made it near impossible to climb. They hold an XTERRA race at Scales every year now so I imagine these trails will continue to see good maintenance. Took my nephew and had a great 2 laps.



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Review Date
March 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: schro31185 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you have never ridden these trails it's well worth the $2 gate fee (or $20 annual park pass). You can see your $2 at work on the quick repair of any damage these trails. New jumps and features have been added for 2010 and a few of the old ones have been improved. It also appears that some new sections of trail are being added this year.



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Review Date
June 16, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jblakegriffin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a lot of fun.. It will challenge riders at the intermediate skill level. Scales trail has a lot of quick up and down hill areas and is all single track trail. There are a lot of hidden turns so be on your toes. There is one jump that that i saw that is made of logs packed with clay and dirt. It is made very well and will send you over a good size ditch with the option to use a small bridge on the left. One thing that I would change is to label the trails. There are many options that will send you off the trail to the road in the city park to find your way to your car.. It cost two dollars a car to get in the park but well worth it. The park is really nice as well that has cabins you can rent or camp sites as well.



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