Scales Lake Park Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.40 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 500 ft
↓ 100 ft
484
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is fast and difficult. YOU WILL EAT IT, SO WEAR A HELMET AT ALL TIMES! Maps are available at the park entrance, but they're kinda scetchy. This is a really fun trail.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (15)
 


December 11, 2014
 
Review: Great trail evan wet. I suggest running clockwise. It seemed much faster that way.

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July 12, 2014
 
Review: just rode this today. and i got to say, after the crew has cleaned up after the recenent storm this track is one of the funnest short tracks we have road. compared to Ben Hawes's fun level its right up there. little more climbing and the wood obstetrical are amazing and need more. i think the tetor tator needs to be greased up so it swings down a bit quicker for inexperienced rider like my self who never get to play on such things in west ky. i got up it and stood there for a sec and flipped over head first. but other then that i love this trail.

Similar Trail: Ben Hawes.

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March 25, 2014
 
Review: I love scales. This is my home trail. I try and ride here at least twice a week. Never gets old. Plenty of Technical areas. There is a 5 mile loop, and a few trails that bump off the loop. Not hard to get a good workout here. Counter Clockwise and Clockwise are both equal fun. Enjoy.

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January 19, 2013
 
Review: I really like this trail. It's the first trail I ever rode on

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July 24, 2012
 
Review: It was a fun trial, it is a little difficult to follow as it is not marked well. Lots of up and downs and you will have to pedal hard on the uphills. Really enjoyed the trail and there are some sections for the really advanced rider!

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May 13, 2012
 
Review: This is a very fast and fun trail but it is rather short. The guys that work on this trail have added some fun sections and technical elements though and keep the trail in great condition. Not worth driving too far to ride due to the length, but definitely a fun ride.

Similar Trail: Northern Indiana trails

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July 24, 2010
 
Review: this is a really great trail network. fast & tech.

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May 14, 2010
 
Review: Fun trail to ride, worth your time if you're passing through Evansville. I pretty much second what the others said. Lots of fun and steep dips that are often followed by flat sections along the tops of small hills or mounds. One last thing to clarify the directions- go into the park past the booth that is usually staffed with a park ranger. I think it was a dollar or two for parking, so bring some cash. I parked in front of the petting zoo (it will be on your right) in a small gravel lot and entered the trail directly across the road from the gravel lot. You can ride either way, but I think this way is best.

* Review edited 5/14/2010

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November 30, 2009
 
Review: Fairly technical, several nice jumps. Rolling, swift dips and rises. If you're in southern Indiana, you need to ride this course!

Similar Trail: Chickasaw Trace, Columbia, TN

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July 5, 2009
 
Review: One of my all-time favorites, even after going to NC and WV to ride. It's fast, technical, and has an odd tendency to bring you crashing down to earth if you're not riding smart. The steep drops are by far one some of the best around. It's got fast flats, 'goat-path' hillside ledges, steep grades in both directions, and some challenging terrain. You'll never get bored, and it's a great trail to chart your progress as a rider.

Similar Trail: Overmountain Victory, Wilkesboro NC

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Scales Lake Park Trails MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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