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Jenny Ridge

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

This trail is nearly all singletrack through heavily forested woods. Terrain is rolling with moderate climbs and frequently goes close to Kentucky Lake. Trail ends after 12.7 miles at Sugar Bay Lake Access Campground. One can return on trail or follow Roads 140 and 141 which parallel the trail eventually returning to the Trace a couple of miles north of the trail head. Trail surface is hard dirt with gravel and sand and can be ridden in all but very wet conditions. Do not ride in quota deer hunts in late November. Call LBL at 502-924-2000 for trail conditions and hunting dates. Note that this is the only section of the North/South Hiking Trail open to mountain bikes.
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Latitude
36.83346996591306
Longitude
-88.0609130859375
Trail Directions
Take Exit 65 off I-24 and go west about 15 miles to the Golden Pond Visitor's Center in Land Between The Lakes. From the parking lot ride north on The Trace (Hwy 453) about 1/4 mile to the trailhead.
Trail Length
12.7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Golden Pond
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Review Date
August 2, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I took the trail that starts out right behind the visitor center. It's a rock/gravel path through the woods. You can go either right or left, each goes out about 4 miles. You start out downhill both ways so save some energy for your return trip. Nothing technical, easy ride but good workout.



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Review Date
September 11, 2007

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: Boynabubble ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a fun trail. Some nice downhill runs, hairpin turns and long speed sections, all without the large number of roots and rocks that the canal loop has. By the way I met a very nice couple on the trail today, with shovel and rake, filling in ruts and puddles and removing loose gravel after the once yearly dirt bike ride. These weren't people working for the TVA, just a nice couple volunteering to keep the trail in excellent shape. If you happen to see them on the trail, let them know that there work is greatly appreciated.

Recommended Route:
Start at the parking lot across from the LBL Police headquarters, on the small road connecting 68-80 to The Trace. You can start there and it will give you a couple of extra miles before Jenny Ridge and there are some smooth downhills not to be missed.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop
Trigg Tower/Gum Springs Trail- Shawnee, IL



Comments
Boynabubble (09/13/2007)
Correction: Some stretches do include long uphills with loose gravel and roots.
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Review Date
March 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: K. Medley , from Metropolis, IL

Summary:
This is an excellent trail with lots of everthing. Some good climbs with some good downhills. I would not recommend this if you are just getting started riding though. Usually because of time requirements we just ride to sugar bay and then come back on the gravel road to the trace and then ride it back. You still get a good workout with a good cool down. Some parts have very technical climbs. I would suggest riding back on the same trail if you are in shape and have plenty of water. Don't forget to bring plenty of water by the way, and bring extra tubes or a patch kit because some parts are rocky.

Recommended Route:
same as above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop at north end of LBL



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Review Date
September 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: scott , from tn

Summary:
GO! This is a must do trail in the same vein as Tsali only a lot less crowded. We started at Rd 140 and it first appeared that the trail was going to be steep up and down with washouts, ruts and rocks. However after the first half mile or so the trail smooths out and grades lessen so there is less washouts. Trail is not technical but makes up for that with great twisty sections, nice long gradual downhill sections, and the sheer mileage available. We rode to North Visitor center and did not ride Canal Loop and had approx. 38 miles. Trail was in great condition except for some places that were torn up where park lets motorcycles ride it one day a year. The motorcycles really dig out the steep short sections that tend to be littered with loose fist size rocks. Scenery is also very nice when you hit the lakeshore sections.

Recommended Route:
We started at Sugar Bay area and rode to North Visitor center. Trail crosses road 140 right before campground lake access. Good place to park down by lake. Trail to North will be on your right as you are driving to Sugar Bay. Go to LBL website to get a copy of area map and trail map. Or if you want start at North visitor center.



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Review Date
June 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Geno , from Oak Grove KY

Summary:
Bring Lotz of Gels, Bars, and water. If worst comes to worst turn left and hit a paved road. Make sure you Hydrate the two days before you try this ride. Tire and tubes would be a good idea. This is the epic ride to do!

Recommended Route:
Start at Goldenpond Vistor center ride to North vistor center stop there get some water and snacks then hit the Canal loop all the way back to Golden pond...85 miles

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop



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