Capital View

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7
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Beginner

Singletrack
417
elevation (ft)
6.7
avg mph
53
ridden
13
wishlist
1:06
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.94 out of 5
About This Trail
added by fadeto Granny Gear on August 16, 2005
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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.
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CMOS on September 24, 2014
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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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cam_gopro on July 31, 2014
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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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CyberBomb on May 27, 2014
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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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cavedweller on April 25, 2014
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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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drock30 on December 4, 2013
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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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oakess on July 7, 2013
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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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Daveman on April 19, 2012
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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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sg48207 on March 31, 2012
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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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11zippo on January 7, 2012
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Review: good spot to ride.. something for all i think..

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brownktm19 on November 2, 2011
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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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teej on September 26, 2010
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Review: Very fun trail. It's short, but you can spend hours riding different sections and loops. Great for beginners and for experienced riders just wanting to go balls to the wall for a couple hours.

Similar Trail: It's the kiddy version of LBL's Canal Loop.

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scout_about on November 17, 2009
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Review: Pretty good trail. It is a beginner that I think that some more experienced riders would still have fun on. There is a couple of sections that are fun to blaze through. There are some good views of the capitol. It is a bit short. I say this with the utmost respect for my fellow riders but what everyone is calling "sink holes" are not. They are steep declines. Sink holes are a different geological phenomena. Either way your first time down be careful because the natural line of the trail on one of them might put you into a tree. It is worth checking out to see if you like it.

Similar Trail: Cherokee Park, Seneca Park

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WGK on July 2, 2009
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Review: This is my home trail and where I leared to ride. It has a little of everything. There is technical and some nice twisting singletrack. If you go to top of the trails by the archives there are some pretty fast trails. They have redone some of the trails at the end of the upper/archives and the connecting trails that go from the upper down to the river. Overall this is a great place to ride with nice established trails. Just beware when it rains it gets pretty soupy ***Update. Since I last posted there has been major revamps on the trails and several new miles added. (12/21/09)

* Review edited 12/20/2009

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Frozen on September 1, 2008
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Review: WOW! What a beautiful park. However, bikers should beware!!!!! My husband and I took our 14 &11 y/o daughters to one side of the park, where we thought we could teach them how to climb steep hills on their "motorized" dirt bikes. We'd seen others do, and there was no posting against it. There was a fellow mountain biker up there who went NUTS! I mean totally psycho. approached me after THROWING his $1300 mountain bike on the concrete road in a very threatening manner. He called the Frankfort police, to clarify the use of the trails, which by the way we weren't using... EVEN THE POLICE THOUGHT HE HAD SOMETHING MENTALLY WRONG WITH HIM! I have video of him. If you need the video for identification, email and I will gladly send it to you. RIDERS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THIS GUY!!!! HE IS DANGEROUS!!!! Even the girl that was riding with him stated how fearful she was. Of course, we laughed about it ALL the way home. It was a PRIME example of the type of character we teach our daughters to STAY AWAY FROM!!!!!

Similar Trail: ANY/.... JUST BE VERY CAREFUL.

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Greg_Roush on September 6, 2007
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Review: awesome

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garyfishalova on August 11, 2007
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Review: not very technical at all but pretty good for beginners, its a nice workout

Similar Trail: none

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fadeto on May 17, 2006
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Review: All information on this trail was written by Scott Cropper and came from the KYMBA official website. It was completely plagiarized to get the word out and maintain a consistency in content. Please visit their site for trail maps and other great information. Fadeto

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rtate on March 3, 2006
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Review: Good mix of flat non- technical trail mixed with some interesting downhills. The sinkhole is awesome...

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fadeto on August 17, 2005
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Review: Correction on the Exit number...should be Exit 53. My apologies.

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