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LBSRP Trail

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Very technical first 1/2 mile with steps, bridges, roots, etc. There is a short loop on your right which is for hikers only. At a junction of the Wilderness Trail and Cedar Grove Trail, go left on the later. This section is much faster and smoother with a few good climbs. You will come out in a volley ball court, go left along the woods and enter the Beach Trail, which continues past the beach (watch out you don't get distracted by the bikinis) and eventually comes out in the campground. Pick up a new section of trail directly behind the picnic shelter and follow this more or less parallel to the campground road. After leaving the campgound you will descend a narrow, technical trail, cross a bottoms and climb back out to the water tower. Be courteous to horse riders in this area. Across from the tower and a little to left on the other side of the pavement you will pick up the Wilderness Trail again. This is a long, fast drop back off the ridge. Be carefull here as you can get a lot of speed and the trail has many log water bars. Eventually you will return to the junction of the Wilderness Trail and Cedar Grove Trail. Go right for another loop or left to return to the lodge. As of this writing (July 2002) the trail is not signed for bikes, but it IS open. Trail improvements are ongoing and a lot of the log stairs will be removed and there will be more trail eventually. Not recommended when wet. Logs/stairs can be very slippery!
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Latitude
36.83127162140714
Longitude
-87.92633056640625
Trail Directions
From I-24 Exit 65 near Cadiz drive west on 68/80 about 15 miles, enter Lake Barkley State Resort Park (LBSRP) and follow signs to main lodge/restaurant. Park in lower parking lot below lodge. Head towards lake and pickup trail at kids playground.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cadiz
   


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Review Date
May 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: volpepazza ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great trail! The guys from MSU have done a lot of work to make this a first class mtb ride. The new routes have expanded the trail to an 8 mile loop. All it needs now are mountain bikers to get out and ride it. Spread the word. You will get at least three good hill climbs, some technical single track, switchbacks, rock gardens, fast double track, and scenic lake views. LBSRP will make you a better rider. Guaranteed.

Recommended Route:
From Hwy 68 take the Lake Barkley State Resort Park (LBSRP) access road. At the top of the hill take a right towards the beach. Go about 1 mile and You can park in the lot at the (vacant) stable on the right and start on the double track section or go a couple miles all the way down to the beach and pick up the single track trail there. You can also take an access trail out from the lodge. I like to start from the stable and go counter-clockwise. The main trail has orange markings on the trees. Watch for the new trail portion after descending three switchbacks. Take a hard left and go uphill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
LBL Canal Loop and North / South Trail.



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Review Date
August 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stonemsu ,  Racer

Summary:
We have just finished this trail adding about 2 miles. This trail is completely different depending on the direction it is ridden. We are going to race it on Aug. 21, 2004 counterclockwise climbing all of the big hills.
Riding this way throws in 3 or 4 lung busting climbs. This trail is very fun with a variety of obstacles to your attention. Once you top out the hill with all the water breaks follow the direction tape straight across the road. This leads you into the new section of trail and connects back just below the water tower. Overall this trail is great, full of fun and well worth the experience.

Recommended Route:
You can access this trail from various points. Some start at the lodge and ride into the loop. If the beach gate is open that is the preferred start location by the park. Either direction works.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
LBL Canal Loop and North/South Trail. At the North Tip of LBL in Grand Rivers, KY. About 40 min. away



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Review Date
December 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matt Hughes , from Cadiz, Kentucky USA

Summary:
ive been ridin this trail since it hasent been open to bikes...on the off season, i ride this trail once every 2 weeks or so. in the on-season, its a few times a week. its fast, technical, and its a good learning trail. climbs arent too drastic, but some of the downhills could take you out. There is one downhill about 1/8 mile long, right across from the water tower with about 20 Water Logs. DONT TAKE OUT THE WATER LOGS! THEY ARE FUN! and painful....trail highly recommended to anybody. Dont ride it in the rain unless you KNOW the trail, or your a very experienced rider.

Recommended Route:
any route...there are a few different ways you can come up with your own little ways, only if you know the area.



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Review Date
August 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Daniel , from Hopkinsville, KY USA

Summary:
I really enjoyed this trail with its obstacles such as the steps and log bars. The trail had a few technical elements especially in the first half mile in. The climb at the beginning is good to get the blood flowing before all the great down hills that follow. As recommended above, watch out for the log bars on the downhill section following the water tower as you connect to the Wilderness trail head. It is a good idea to take the directions provided by Ace at the top of the reviews for this trail. I used them for reference and still got confused at times. The new section at the camp ground coming from the beach was kind of confusing since it is basically already overgrown in a way. Other than that, I thought that this trail was a blast! All this trail needs is a little maintenance and proper trail markings to make this it the next Canal Loop.

Recommended Route:
At the trail fork, go left on the Cedar Grove Trail instead of Wilderness Trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop, Macedonia Loops



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Review Date
July 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brian , from W. KY.

Summary:
A fairly technical trail more so than the Canal Loop. Tight switchbacks, good climbs. Very fun trail to ride. The trail is roughly 5 miles long or short, but what it lacks in distance it makes up for by being somewhat technical. Trail is not marked yet since it is still under construction. This trail has great potential for long, tight, switchbacks from (h)ell climbs plus distance to go with it. If you like to ride trails in their infancy this is it. It is going to be a truly awesome trail. BE PART OF IT!! 5 MTB tires.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise as described by previous reviewer.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop, North/South Trail in LBL.



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