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doe run

Average Rating:    (1.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Rad! like no other trail you have ever seen. Monster climbs followed by screaming descents. drop-offs, log jumps, bridges, tight singletrack (tighter than your jock after a 3 hour ride), ditches, ramps, stone crossings, you name it. No one can make the 33 mile loop, i mean no one! Blood, sweat and tears baby. Leave nothin' on the trail. Are you worthy? I doubt it.
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Latitude
38.96274577502874
Longitude
-84.54279899597168
Trail Directions
i-275 to hwy 17 exit. travel south aprox. 3 miles, turn right into doe run lake. your there.
Trail Length
33 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
independence
   


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Review Date
August 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wes Crout , from Edgewood, KY - USA

Summary:
The trail itself is broken into a number of parts. There is some good singeltrack, which thanx to my roommate and I is now a little more bike-friendly. Additionally, there is a combo of fireroads/quad-trails that can serve as a good ride for the day. At some points, the trail is an old rocky creekbed, which can take its toll on both the body and the bike, yet is still very rideable. There is a great climb that we usually end our ride with, which starts out rather technical, then smooths out into gravel towards the middle and end. If you get past the first section, it will be the "grin-and-bear-it" type of climb after that. I live about 1/10th of a mile from these trails, so when I have a need for it, there is a quick fix. It would be hard to find all of these trails if you didn't know your way around, but don't let an ass like Skeeter who obviously lies, whet your pallette only to be dissapointed. The trails are not bad if you know what to expect, but this isn't heaven, just our backyard...

Recommended Route:
Calling our house at 859.341.3619 so we can show you the trails in their entirety...ask for Dallas or Wes!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower Park, Harbin Park, East Fork...



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Review Date
July 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dallylama , from Edgewood, Ky

Summary:
I've lived next to doe run for 22 years and it used to be major crap and super polluted but they are really starting to turn the place around and since they have stopped filling the lake because of the levy leaking it really has become a great place to play with the mountain bike.. you can actually venture up and down various trails that connect to the subdivisions surrounding it, but this is not a beginner ride. and be prepared to have to preform some crazy stunts. They seem impossible but they aren't. Most of the trails were created with motorcycles in mind but anybody that says they are unrideable isn't tring hard enough, I used to ride them everyday with my hard standard Univega, till i got my full suspension Trek. Personally i can find something fun riding back there everyday, you just need balls of steal if you don't to have to walk.. but i think it just makes you the better mountain biker. However i'm going to give it a 3 star cuz you have to back track, it's not a complete circle.. (Unless you take the cheesey way) and it's not easily riden by everyone nor is the trail kept up well.

Recommended Route:
Take a small trail that starts near the boat ramp (it goes up a huge cliff) about 100 feet up there is a entrance you'll start there.. follow that trail till you reach a gully that is impassible because of a fallen tree and wash out, but since they don't fill the lake anymore.. you can just drop down the the lack bed cross the creek go up a trail hook a right follow the gravel up a small hill then down the hill stay to the right and go around a sewer bridge, then cross the creek follow that trail crossing the creek many times till you reach NARROW's road.. whoever said turkeyfoot is a dumbass. but anyway.. then turn back.. if you make it without stopping.. then you doing damn good cuz it's pretty advanced in some parts. (Trust me it's all rideable even what you think isn't cuz me and my buddy do it at least twice a week)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower Park, Dinsmore Park, East Fork



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Review Date
April 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Independence, KY

Summary:
I've ridden this trail since the mid 80's. It use to be a lot of fun with mostly fast, straight single track with multiple stream crossings. Now the stream has washed away almost all of the dirt and it is like the moon with big boulders and rocks everywhere. Actually better on a motorcycle than a bicycle due to the amount of rocks. Pretty much unrideble for 50% of the length unless you are a trials guy with a lot of suspension travel to boot. Beginner should stay home or buy a DRZ-400 and have fun. 2 piles just because its there.

Recommended Route:
From the dam on Doe Run lake a gravel road runs back to where the trail starts. If you follow the trail for its length it comes out on Turkeyfoot road near Industrial road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower Park



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Review Date
November 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Skeet Sucks , from Cincy

Summary:
This guy is an idiot. If you are going to ride in the area Tower Park is the place. This is an up and back 3 miles of nothing. It is ungroomed and rutted. Even if you are a back country CC rider this is not fun. Lot's of trash blown in the woods. Look's like it is used for high schoolers to get drunk and laid more than to ride.

Recommended Route:
Don't Go



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Review Date
June 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: I rode it , from Edgewood, KY

Summary:
Start on the road at the north end of the lake and go back a mile or so and the road diminishes to a trail. THis is a good beginner trail with only a few miles of trail maybe 3 at the most. It does have a couple of creek crossings and one log jump that I've found. Big drawback is that it is not a loop. You have to ride up a hill and ride back down. With some resources and initiative the trail could go all the way around the lake but it doesn't that I've found. Three good downhills that you have to again ride/walk up to ride down. One that isn't connected to the trail on the south side of the lake by the boat ramp and two immediately after the two creek crossings. The one by the ramp is a widowmaker really unfit for sane people to ride. Overall its ok to ride if it's close to your home but I wouldn't go out of my way.

Recommended Route:
Ky 17 south and follow the signs.



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