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Waverly Park

Average Rating:    (4.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Waverly is a great park. It is a combination of old ATB and four wheeler trails with handmade MTB single track....I believe in thanks to the KYMBA. The trails are somewhat technical with the park itself divided into a few different areas. There is no certain path to follow so experiment and find a loop you like. It's got tons of climbs, lots of half tight single-trac, and some decent downhills(One of which is called the Luge).
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Latitude
38.137088203912086
Longitude
-85.81953048706054
Trail Directions
Heading south on Dixie take a left on Saint Andrews Church Rd at Hardee's. Follow to first light and take a right. Proceed 2 miles and park entrance is on right going up a hill. Park at first paved lot on the right and behold the great trailhead of Waverly.
Trail Length
10-15 miles atleast
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Louisville
   


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Review Date
May 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We had a great time on this trail. Highly recommended. Divided into 3 sections, front, middle and back. The front was really tough, lots of uphill. The middle was a lot of fun, mostly downhill, make sure you have brakes that work. Didn't get to ride the back. Go for it, great fun.



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Review Date
March 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: secretary7 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Flowy and fast with some decent twists and quick ups. I try to ride these trails whenever I can and IMHO, the trails here are perfect for SS riding. I would'nt say the trails are especially technical but they're not super easy especially if you're really moving. Just stay alert for hikers. There are plenty of places you can sneak up on hikers and have an unfortunate event. The

Recommended Route:
Do em all! You can spend an afternoon and ride all the trails. They all end up spitting you back at the parking lot/park areas of Waverly so you can't really get lost. Start at the parking lot at the trail head nearest to the plyaground. Then ride the back side of the trails first, you'll eventually cross the road and climb up. The climb is steep enough to give you a good workout and the descent is fun on the other side Just keep taking trails to your left otherwise you end up back at the parking lot,cutting your ride short and having to backtrack. Although you can hook back up with the back loop by taking the trails to your right. I know, not the best directions but if you ride here you can't really get lost.



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Review Date
July 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: SCkikapuD ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good training for climbing. I was suprised that it was so tough to climb. You can get away with a nice hardtail here, but I was rocking a dualie. Fast, steady downhills reward your climbing work. Loved my time there.

Recommended Route:
Ride it both ways if you want your time to be well spent. Great riding either way, which is a rare thing...



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Review Date
November 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gravityassassin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail work done by locals (KYMBA). I was passing thru on may way back to St. Louis and found this trail from this website. Props to CYCLERS CAFE of Louisville for the recommendation as well. It was fall and the trail had a bunch of leaves but was still very rideable. It had great flow, nice bridges over the little ravines (with KYMBA routered into some of the bridge planks). Not super technical but plenty of rolling climbs on the hillsides. I'll bet when you know these trails you can just go SCREAMIN FAST. I'm sure a fast XC racer could do a lap in 30 minutes. It took me 50 because I was learning my way. 1:45 to do it forwards and backwards. It was super cool to see the KYMBA guys out when I was loading up to leave to go out and do more maintenance. One had the Toro Dingo ready to roll. SUPER JOB KYMBA!!! I rated it a 4 out of 5 for the effort and 'cause hey...it ain't Colorado. Peace.

Recommended Route:
I rode both clockwise and counterclockwise to get a good ride in. I was told that one loop is around 6 miles and I'll bet this is close. There is plenty of good trail so please honor the "TRAIL CLOSED" markers on other sections as these are closed for rehab. I parked at the first lot by the playground and took the left (really small) bridge to the left of the playground as you're looking at the playground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None



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Review Date
October 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: agabrielj ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Don't let any of the other posts scare you. I began riding at the Waverly system (five years ago) of trails and can vouch that there's no better place to start. Yes there are a lot of climbs, but you're rewarded with descents. The trails are pristine, well groomed singletrack thanks to the Kentucky Mountain Bike Assoc (i.e. KYMBA). Waverly is arguably the best trails around with much regard to Ft Duffield and Otter Creek that are nearby.

Recommended Route:
The "Race Loop" is the main flow. Although one may need someone lead them around once or twice. Otherwise, just jump on the trail and go, almost all trails lead back to the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ft Duffield, Otter Creek, Cherokee-Seneca Park are all great with different characters.



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