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Ft. Duffield

Average Rating:    (4.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

Over 14 miles of twisty, sick-hard singletrack.
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Latitude
37.991327
Longitude
-85.946057
Trail Directions
Take 264 West till it dead-ends on Dixie Hwy. Go south(left) about 4 miles. You will see a sign on the left for Historic Ft. Duffield.
Trail Length
14 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
West Point
   


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Review Date
February 24, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: carlos ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trails are awesome. The uphills are a killer but as soon you reach the top is just amazing. Tons of turs, mix technical trails and you can get tons of speed. They are also jumps for the dowhill guys as a couple dowhill courses. You will not be dissapointed. Not recomended for the first time rider but it is a tons of fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
waverly hill, younger creek, otter creek.



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Review Date
June 27, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: James ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off let me say that unless you are a intermediate to advanced rider you have no business at Ft. Duffield. I can not stress this enough.

The trails are nicely marked with red, blue and green tree signs. Red being the XC loop, blue the rhythms, and green the slalom. There has been some serious work done here and the trails are maintained well. Whit the exception of some of the bigger creek jumps that haven't been hit in a while. There are trail maps at the parking lot that do an OK job for new riders.

Now a little back ground on myself, I am an intermediate XC rider who can clear the big loop at Cherokee in about 60 minutes give or take a minute and do two complete loops at Wavery fairly easily. Now when I say the up hill either way on the Red trail was BRUTAL, I mean it's a heck of a work out. Clock wise I had to "hike a bike" through quite a bit. Counter was a better up hill for me, but not as fun on the earned side. Either way is great cardio with some tech.

The green trail is not for XC bikes at all. I didn't even bother coming down it though it looked like a blast for those big travel guys. They said it was a ten to fifteen minute walk up and it was well worth it.

......The blue trail......nothing like it anywhere else around. I couldn't do much but what I did was AWESOME for a guy like me. I will go back for this alone.

Recommended Route:
Red loop counter clock wise for XC riders.
Blue loop for dirt jumpers.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Brown County, Cherokee



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Review Date
May 27, 2011

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: Spoony85 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was just recently shown this group of trails only a couple weeks ago, what it did was prompt me to get a better bike, I was rocking an old Gt LTS 1 Which held up well, but duffield requires more travle if you really want to take advantage of the gnar. Since I was shown the trails I have ridden here almost exclusively It blows all other kentucky trails out of the water. It has western colorado feel to it, with great jump and rythm sections. I cannot wait until that work bell rings so I can get back out there, It also has great drainage so, the trails often dry out relatively quickly. If your lucky, and you hit the right sunday (which I belive is setup every other sunday) you can catch the shuttle to the top so You can get some exlusive downhill riding in. The hill is pretty small so the downhilling is pretty quick but very techy especially the jump lines and the creek gaps. I Love love love Ft Duffield and will continue to ride it as much as possible. The climbs are pretty easy and mellow, So you are'nt out there riding up hill all day long. Definetly worth the drive from downtown louisville. Definetly recommend to an intermediate to advanced rider, If you are a beginner Stick to cherokee and waverly as Ft. Duffield Is a bit more advanced.



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Review Date
June 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: sprocketjunkie80 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Jus rode Duffeild yesterday for the 2nd time. This place is awesome! Theres something here for every kind of rider. They got a few nice DHs lots of jumps! The RED trails more for "beginers" but still challenging. the BLUE trail is the more advanced trail. The SLOLEM is short but pretty techincal. Nice rock Gardens through out the trails. Lots of work goin on here too, KYMBA is doin a great job keeping up with the trail system. Looks like some new additions just went in but then again i just started riden here. They have maps there but its pretty plain. Better than nothin tho. If you live in the area and havent rode here you gotta go! its worth a drive too!

Recommended Route:
blue, slolem and the dh. jumps on the dh, the north east corner has a few small ones and a gnarly section i saw on a ride by but way outta my league.



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Review Date
January 1, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pedro_sandchez ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I road this trail for the first time yesterday and it was excellent! I didn't ride the entire trail system since I was mostly interested in trying out the DH run so i just made a nice loop by riding the red trail to the top and blasting down the DH trail. I repeated this 5 times.
The red trail is excellent. Not too difficult but with some nice techy stuff thrown in. The DH trail is killer. I've been looking for this sort of stuff for a long time and wish I had made the drive to ft. duffield a long time ago. The trail is smooth and flowy with a few banked corners. The jumps are really well built and pretty massive. If you want to learn some free-riding this is the place to do it in KY! I think a 5in travel bike would be best for ups and downs but my 6incher was greatly appreciated on the DH. If you plan on hitting the big jumps I would recommend a full face helmet but then again I don't like hitting jumps without full face protection after a pretty harsh spill I took in the alps this past summer.

Recommended Route:
red route left from the parking lot up to the top. Around the fort at the top and down the DH course. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
otter creek is nice, capitol view is nice but too flat and gets boring.



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