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Scales Lake Park Trails
Avg Rating: (4.38 out of 5) 13 trail reviews
Difficulty: Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
Length: 5 miles Global Rank: #460
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Network
Ridden: 19 Wishlist: 14
9 trail check-ins
Average Speed: 8.4 mph Average Time: 0hr 50min
 
 
 
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Description
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.

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Indigo-Vibe on March 25, 2014
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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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therook on January 19, 2013
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Review: I really like this trail. It's the first trail I ever rode on

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ned3323 on July 24, 2012
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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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treky92 on May 13, 2012
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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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danyonsdad327 on July 24, 2010
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Review: this is a really great trail network. fast & tech.

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Ben.L on May 14, 2010
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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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tvancleve on November 30, 2009
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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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Kiishka on July 5, 2009
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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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EZ-E on August 10, 2006
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Review: Approximate Total Ascent per lap: 350 ft

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yancey on July 15, 2005
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Review: scales is a local favorite. it has perminantly altered my body. by riding west at the head of the trail it is really fast. go north (race way)and its a better work out and the short climbs are more technical.FUN!

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EZ-E on July 12, 2005
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Review: This is an all-around great trail! I would take my bike when visiting IN just to ride this trail. Rolling singletrack like a roller coaster in many spots. The trail used the hills and gullies to a premium which really add to the fun of this trail! Previous post correct about holding water in some spots - but there is a mixture of tread surface from dirt, clay, to a slate rock substrate in areas. Main trail loops around the lake and there are multiple options off, most reconnecting back with the main. One section where the trail dumps out on the paved park road and you follow the road around...just keep looking off the side (on R if going clockwise) and the trail drops back into the woods off the road. There are some AWESOME high-angle drops of 15-20+ ft high. Plenty of wildlife out there rode past deer on either side of the trail last time there. You can park outside of park entrance in lot on on L to avoid paying entry fees. The folks in the toll house at the entrance can point the trailhead from there out for you. Swimming, camping, and pavilions available inside the park. I've busted a chainlink there before, so there ARE some decent climbs for Indiana!!

Similar Trail: Itusi @ Lake Norman Colonel Francis Beatty Park

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Guest on October 6, 2004
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Review: More Info Here...... http://sibiketrails.fateback.com/scaleslake.htm Part of the S.I.T. Website

Similar Trail: USI Trails http://sibiketrails.fateback.com/usi.htm

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: the trail is very fast when not muddy. drains well it takes only a day or two to dry out. the trail has rolling hills. pretty easy to climb and fun to go down. not very technical but pretty fast probably about 6 miles of single track

Similar Trail: capital view park in frankfort, kentucky. a little longer but very fast also

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