July 3, 2005
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2 of 5
Once a month
Reviewed by: atvsmurf
This is a nice trail, with some wide, moderate to easy climbs. It consists of 3/4 fire road and 1/4 single track. with a nice slick/loose rock descent at the end. Or ride the trail backwards and have a rough climb at the start and some smooth downhill riding at the end. But don't drive very far out of your way to ride this trail only. Ride the odd fellows trail, it is about two miles from this trail, just ask how to get to it at the lodge, It runs past the oddfellows camp and out to the main road, then you have a short ride back to the lodge on pavement, or ride till you get tired and doubleback...this one is 10-14 miles long, with some leg aching hills...for me anyway:)
park halfway between the old skylift and the campground at the sign that says mountain bike trail. go through the gate and go left. at the top of the hill bear left around the concrete structure, follow this loop out and back, when you come out to the clearing head down the hill and look to the left for the singletrack trail, it traces the first leg of the trail leading you back to the gate. ride the begineer trail if you need to warm up but don't expect anything much, unless you are a begineer.
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Check with multi-sports in prestonsburg for riding ideas or for parts, Don has the only bike shop around...
An easy hours drive or so east, is the breaks interstate park, which has several loops of singletrack consisting of some really good climbs and some better descents. It is around seven miles or so. Also the pine mountain trail and potter's flats, located in elkhorn city. and if your in the area, ride some of the old strip mines to see some deer and elk, miles and miles of gravel/ dirt road riding.
October 27, 2001
3 of 5
Reviewed by: TechKnomen
, from dejure organic state of "Kentucky" uggh uggh
The old Jenny Wiley hiking trail is closed to MTB officially throughout the park but old oil roads and sections that run beside strip mines I don't see how those could be inforced other than the brownshirt mob stealing your bike under their term of forfiet/confiscation. any way there is local knowledge availabe from the fitness/bike shop in town on trails other than the designated MTB loops. Congrats to those who got this MTB offical area made though given the prevailing environmental extremists that think even people should be banned from the biosphere, great task to get the F.S. people accomodate MTB with any facility especially in Kentucky where harassment of those of us on the roadbikes is a fairly regular hassel to deal with or ignore.
Take the road by the lake to parking area
that says Mtb trail parking, duh.