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Bike Butler

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Single track though hardwood forests, interspersed w/ ski slopes.
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Latitude
38.67023248314001
Longitude
-85.15022277832031
Trail Directions
Located inside the General Butler State Resort Park just outside of Carrollton.
Trail Length
5.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Carrollton
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Review Date
October 20, 2003

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: john ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is very fun! It has many small hills and quick, sharp turns. The hardest part is climbing the ski slope, the grass here is tough. You can pick up some good speed but watch out for the slick tree roots and the shifting dirt.

Recommended Route:
Learn the trail first, then advance in your speed and control.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Diamond trail in Leslie County



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Review Date
April 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Please Select

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Summary:
The soil here gets pretty slick where packed when the
slightest bit wet so watch it! For a ride in the park, it is not a ride in the park but yes there are more technical rides in Kentucky, there is only one Bike Butler! Thanks to you know who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess I might be the only rider who has a 17t granny using a Limbo spider; in Kentucky,
withe a suntour freewheel cog; the smallest that can be used with any reliability and I have climbed every climb here on more than one occasion during a clidesdale race, and passed many pushing their high teck steeds that cost 3times as much up hill toward the lodge; so there...
(well, except for the 2/3of widowmaker
but I have gone down it; chicken? put your seat on you belly and keep your but off the rear tire, skid one foot if you have to)

Recommended Route:
Ride the same direction as is designated the day you are there; whether race or wreck-reation riding and
watch your speed around more inexperienced riders, don't give the sport a bad name withe some elitist attitude you don't deserve to have just because you have the latest 9speed unobtainium hype and might have actually come close to winning a race or two . . .

Other recommended trails in the same area:
well not in the immediate area, Morehead/Rowan Co. and Cave Run Resivor/Sheltowee et c . . . Tsali is oK some nice views but Kentucky has a life time of trails I doubt I'll even ride half of them before my knees ware out so why drive 500miles . . .



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Review Date
November 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jim

Summary:
All this trail system is ups & downs. Some reviews called this technical? In Kentucky, nearly everything is technical, but Butler is much less so because all you do is climb and decend. No real skills required, just good fitness.

Recommended Route:
Any

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Briar Hill is far more technical and a better all round ride. However, Otter Creek and Ft.Duffield represent the best area riding.



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Review Date
February 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Troy W , from Cincinnati

Summary:
I really like this trail it has some fast sections and enough technical spots to keep any one happy. Like the other reviewers stated the only real draw back is it is only open once a month. There is also some posion ivy around so watch out.



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Review Date
February 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eric , from lexington

Summary:
Nothin' says forearm fatigue like Butler! Roots,rocks,ruts,bumps,crevases,and holes all conspire against you to get you off the bike. The climbing? Let's just say that last climb on the course killed 3 of the 5 Marlboro Men. I've got to mention how nice the people are that run the place.
Good riding, good fun=Butler

Recommended Route:
The outer loop is a death wish for anyone under the sport level of riding. Personally, I like it. Hell, you
might as well stay all day and ride it all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Either direction on the road that the parking lot is on. Wicked fast going down-Painful slow comin' up.



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