Capital View

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.94 out of 5
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Beginner
7
miles

Singletrack
417
elevation (ft)

Network
1:07
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Capitol View Park is a 150 acre park in Frankfort with softball fields, soccer fields, picnic areas and a basketball court. Surrounding these areas are a great network of trails for the beginner and experienced rider. The trails consist of mostly tight twisty singletrack, a few creek crossings, a fireroad, one downhill section, two whoop-de-do sinkholes and some jumps. The trails are mostly hardpack, with some small rock, gravel and gra**ections. Trail conditions are usually good but rain can make riding slippery for a few days. Visit http://kymba.org/trails/maps/capitolviewpark.jpg to view the trail map.
added by fadetoGranny Gear August 16, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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September 24, 2014
 
Review: Nice little trail that can be about as technical as you want it to be. Lots of steep rooty climbs, sharp turns, and some reasonable downhill. Several places I wanted to stop and practice a few techniques on the sinkholes and log crossings. Lots of fun, give it a go if you're in the area.

Similar Trail: Skullbuster

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July 31, 2014
 
Review: I really liked this trail. Easy to ride and has a nice flow. Definitely worth driving from Lexington or Louisville. Be prepared to see deer hanging out in the woods. I've ridden this trail at least 10 times and it never gets old. Must go!

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May 27, 2014
 
Review: This is the best spot near Lexington 2nd would be Skullbusters. CVP is filled w/ fun things. No insane downhill segments but you'll find a ditch or two that remind me of the big gulp. The place has been vastly improved according to friends so if you're looking for a good ride hit this place up cause it flows & has great views....

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April 25, 2014
 
Review: Capital View is a fun and easy XC style singletrack hardpack trail located about 20mins from downtown Lexington Ky. The terrain and scenery varies which keeps it interesting. It is fairly flat for the most part except for one long lungbuster climb that leads up behind the library and gives you a nice view of the downtown Frankfort and the capital building (hence the name). There is a large sinkhole that you can drop in/out of and it gives you a couple seconds of free fall action...really fun!!!

Capital View is a fun trail for all, overall easy flow, nothing spectacular but worthy of a drive from Lex or Louisville. Enjoy!!!

Similar Trail: Veterans Park, Cherokee Park

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December 4, 2013
 
Review: Short trail about 45 min from my home. Great place for new riders. Trails are wide and not too tech. Lots of twist and turns. No major climbs.

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July 7, 2013
 
Review: This would be a fun trail if not for the mud the day I rode. True grade was nice but had some cool terrain features. Very flowy if not so wet.

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April 19, 2012
 
Review: In town for business, brought my mnt. bike with me to ride this trail. An easy trail system for the most part, not marked well with trails going every where. I kept taking trails to the right and got 8.5 fun miles in. Great views of the river.

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March 31, 2012
 
Review: Lots of fun on my first trip out. Beautiful riding. Really enjoyed seeing the wildlife. I can imagine more speed when it's really dry.

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January 7, 2012
 
Review: good spot to ride.. something for all i think..

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November 2, 2011
 
Review: This is a good trail for riders in the Lexington/Frankfort area. Nothing very difficult but it is a fun ride. The is a good climb and a few nice downhills. I would recommend this for a afternoon ride.

Similar Trail: Skullbuster

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Capital View MTB Trail 3.94 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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