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Macedonia Loops

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Trail consists of 3 interconnected loops. Total length appx 7 miles, but many interesting combinations are possible. 100% singletrack thru forest ranging from easy to North Shore type obstacles.
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Latitude
37.1421876748862
Longitude
-87.6712417602539
Trail Directions
Trails are in Pennyrile State Forest, Adjacent to Hwy 109, appx 5 miles south of Dawson Springs. Trailhead is 1 mile west of Hwy 109 on the north entrance road into the Forest. Parking available near the Macedonia Cemetary.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Dawson Springs
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Review Date
September 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: J.Meyer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have been on this trail system before on day hikes with the dogs. Those times the trails were war torn as described in previous posts so I kept to the usual trails at LBL. Yesterday in a moment of afternoon boredom I decided on riding and at Pennyrile due to its proximity. I was not expecting much. After about a mile of riding I was thoroughly impressed with how far the trail system has come. You are still going to come across the ATV ruts and occasional pile of horse mud, but all in all for a short track, it is worth giving another shot. Definitely not the place that you should plan your weekend around, but worth a morning or afternoon

Recommended Route:
It is short any way you go, so just ride and ride till you are spent

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you like similar trails, canal loop and montgomery bell state park



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Review Date
June 18, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jim ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overgrown, multiple downed trees across trail. Loop 3 is cutoff completely by fallen trees. Many of the ramps and bridges are in disrepair. I assume there is no trail maintenance due to lack of local interest. Has potential to be a nice trail.

Recommended Route:
Loop one is mostly clear. Loop two is clear but I am uncertain about where loops two and three share the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Canal Loop LBL
North South Trail LBL
Rotary Park Clarksville TN



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Review Date
March 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MtnSpectre ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Crap!! Finding the trailhead and parking area was easy enough. Should have been paying attention to the surroundings though. The forestry department must be working over time out there to cut down trees. They were everywhere on the trail. Not just branches but complete trees. I might add, not just on the trail but all over the area. This place looked like a war torn 3rd world country and I have some experience in that department. It's going to take a while for this place to get cleared up. If you plan on riding up there, make sure you call ahead and find out about the trail.....I should have! This one is permanently off my list. Wasted an hour of driving to get there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Montgomery Bell State Park.



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Review Date
November 19, 2006

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: raiderbill70 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great place. It's our third time out there, second time on our new bikes. Upon my return from Iraq, I purchased myself a 2006 Trek 6500 and my son a 2006 Gary Fisher Advance. We had ridden this track previously with department store bikes (see my first review).

The guys at Bikes & Moore really made some improvements on the track from the first time we've ridden and it's maintained and marked very well.

We're beginning to understand the technical aspect of riding and are learning alot, and there's plenty here to teach us.

Recommended Route:
We normally start off by taking Loop One to the left, we get to the Loop One/Loop Two juntion and take Loop Two all the way around, coming back the same way we started. Check out "Places To Ride" on the link provided to view an updated map of the trails. There's also pictures in the picture gallery under 'Pennyrile'.

www.bikesandmoore.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Haven't been to any others yet.



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Review Date
June 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: raiderbill70 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As beginners, my son and I (on our department store bikes) decided to take the trip from Fort Campbell to Dawson Springs to ride our first trail. We normally piddle around here on post.

It was wonderful. We both had a blast. I can't get into the technical aspect of it all as I just began the sport and it was pretty difficult for us both. Lack of experience and confidence in our bikes, led us to take it pretty easy on our first serious downhill of Loop One. My son came to the bottom of it pretty fast and hit a man made ramp but didn't realize it was there and took a bit of a header.

It was a great ride though, and we'll be back in a few weeks. We're gonna continue with our department store bikes until I get back from Iraq.

Recommended Route:
Only took Loop One, but have heard great things about Loop Two from a helpful worker at Bikes And Moore in Hopkinsville, KY.



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