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Briar Hill

Average Rating:    (4.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

Tight technical trails. Possibly the best around.
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Latitude
38.323208382967174
Longitude
-85.51538944244385
Trail Directions
Briar Hill Park is located off of Hwy. 22, east of Louisville, west of Crestwood, Kentucky.
Trail Length
7.2 miles
Trail Level
All skill levels but favors those who prefer technical singletrack
Trail Type
Singletrack, wooded terrain.
City/County
Orchard Grass Hills, Oldham County
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Review Date
November 5, 2011

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: RedTrack ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I live in the area and ride these trails about once or twice a week. The trails are pretty technical and have a lot of tight squeezes in them. There are definitively two distinct sections to this trail, the trails closest to the park (entrance right next to the parking lot) are easier, and the trails across the street are harder and more advanced. I've noticed the KYMBA additions to the trails include 3 large banked turns in a downhill section of the harder trails. I rode it this week and it just became my favorite part of the trails. Definitely a fun ride and well worth the 30 minute drive if you live in Louisville.

Recommended Route:
Use the easier trails to warm up on an then go shred the hard trails across the street from the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cherokee



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Review Date
October 28, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Melton Pot ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Briar hill is a blast to ride. Recently many guys from KYMBA have been working on the trails and they are spectacular. I am very impressed. IT has some technical sections but a somewhat serious rider should no problems. There are two trail entrances. One is same side as the parking lot and starts right by the entrance opposite side of the basketball courts. They other trail is directly across the parking lot, if you go up the big hill to your right is a small gravel road with two concrete blocks that signify the entrance. Both are great to ride and i highly recommend them.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Waverly, Fort Duffield, Cherokee, Younger Creek.



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Review Date
May 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: nonparrishable ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail has its technicalities, but is hindered mostly by the utter lack of maintenance. The small technical parts are nice when they come, but unfortunately, most technicality is born by the lack of maintenance. It was sloppy and unkempt. I had two flats in 10min of riding. With a little maintenance and mild rerouting it could be a great little place, but as it is, it isn't great. The north most loop is the most rideable, but all of it has faults.
If I am in the area again, I may check in and see if things are improved, but I certainly wouldn't make a point to go there again.
Rideable, but not necessarily enjoyable.
I see good potential, but I’d much rather go to Seneca.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Seneca



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Review Date
February 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jredgo1234 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
One of the best trails in the Louisville area. Come out and enjoy technical log and rock crossings, jumps, teeters, ect are being added by me in the near future. Awesome for beginners and even beter for more experienced riders. I love these trails and ride 2 times a week.

Recommended Route:
Do the loop that starts on the main entrance road to the park. It is technical and at the top there are a series of rocks, bridges and jumps, then cross and ride until you get to the cutthrough wooden bridge that connects the 2 sides of that trail. Near this bridge there is a big drop off into the creek bed. I am trying to build jumps here and use the drop to get speed. Check it out!!!!



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Review Date
September 28, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Quadzone ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very fun trails to ride. If your not in the best of shape these trails are for you. Not saying they are easy. Very tight and technical. The roots and rocks will test your balance and tech skills along with the log crossings.

Prepare to put your feet down a few times and you'll definitly hit your forearms and shoulders on trees. I love the place and think it's one of the funnest places to ride in Louisville.

Recommended Route:
Ride all the trails.



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