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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +347/ -364 ft
Total: 72 riders

Mountain Biking Ben Hawes

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#11 of 108 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#1,144 in the world

Formally Ben Hawes State Park. Trail closed following the historic 09 Ice Storm. Bought by the City of Owensboro in the summer of 2010. This trail has been completely redesigned and constructed per IMBA guidelines in a joint effort between KyMBA and the City working with Alex Stewart of Spectrum Trail Designs. Official Park opening April 2012.
The trail system offers something for all skill levels. Including the old original wide open double-track/maintenance roads, a new beginner friendly Green single-track loop and a new more difficult Blue single-track loop. The purpose built, double stack loop crosses the maintenance roads in several locations allowing you to explore many different variations. It has a high fun factor “Flow Trail” influence with plenty of berms, pumps, and great flow.
A unique feature to this trail are the spring wild flowers. The northern end of the park is covered in literally thousands of wild flowers making for a beautiful spring ride.

First added by searsandrewj on Jul 7, 2006. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Owensboro take HWY 60 West past the Ben Hawes Park main entrance on Booth Field Road. Keep traveling HWY 60 West to Overstreet Road. The parking lot and trail head is located at the old George H. Rudy Mines and Saw Mill.

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Rider questions

Q: Is there a open and close time
A: there are night rides, park close at dusk, but have seen people out there after hour, when rains they close park to all hiking and bikes