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Taylorsville Lake State Park

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Trail is a multiple use trail. Bikers,Hikers and Horseback riders. The trail is easygoing except for any slop that the horses chop into. You can be going pretty fast and then suddenly encounter horse footprints that have created holes that allow easy endos. A few very steep hills but not technical. Salt River Vista Loop (3 miles) seems to have less traffic. Although I did not encounter anything on the trails besides deer, the state park has facilities geared towards horseback riding. The Trail guide published by the park has a picture on the cover that has a mountain biker stopping to chat with two horseback riders.
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Trail Directions
From interstate 64 take 55 (155) south. Go east on 44 which turns into 248. Watch for state park sign.(45 minutes from Louisville). Park at vistor center and pick up trail guide. Only Possum Ridge Loop and Salt River Vista Loop are open to mountain bikers.
Trail Length
9 miles
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Review Date
October 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: chuckc1971 ,  Cross Country Rider , from Louisville, KY

I wouldn't bother to ride here. The trails are mostly fall-line with heavy clay content and heavy horse traffic no matter what the weather. Translation: boot sucking slop of a trail. We tried to work with the parks people and got a hike-bike agreement worked out and then they backed out. Again, not worth a ride except deep in the winter and only if you can't ride elsewhere.

Recommended Route:
The park makes a good road ride destination. They have nice facilities, camping area and scenic views. That's about all I can say.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Capitol View - Frankfort, KY
Cherokee Park - Louisville, KY

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Review Date
August 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: scottfree , from frankfort, ky

The trail system here varies wildly (and within the space of a few yards) between beginner easy and impossible to navigate. There's a real nasty mud problem because of poor maintenance and heavy horse traffic (I've never see another mountain biker on these trails, bit I've see -- and scared the bejeesus out of -- many horses). Heavy spring rains in Kentucky contribute to the mud problem. The best time to ride here is in fall, when the weather's dry and some of the leaves have fallen from the trees so you get views of the lake. Summertime riders probably don't even realize there are neat lake views along some stretches of the trail. A few hairy climbs and descents, made hairier by rocks and roots and bottomless mud, but in general this is a 'pick along' trail system. Not exactly a destination trail, but a nice change if you're in Central Kentucky and are tired of Waverly, Otter Creek et al.

Recommended Route:
There's only one road in the park, so drive till you see the picnic/restroom area on the right, park, and jump on the trail.

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