Cherokee Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.74 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
538
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
You can take the trail to the left, front, or right. I usually take it to the right. The thing that is great is that you can take multiple routes. You really need to just spend some time exploring the trails. After going a few times I had a good grasp on where to go. Some of the trails dead end into a road. You can either see it's connection accross the road or you get on the road travel a little way and you will see another trail head. After a ride through it, I am at 5 to 6 miles on my odometer. It is a network of trails. Not too hard, but still tech. enough to be fun. For how close it is, it is fun to use. Watch out for people as they often don't know what to do when they see you. There is also a large tree off the trail that is covered in spray paint, exspect to see pot heads in the area and the smell of marijuana in the air. Be careful there because they will not respond to your communication. You will say, "excuse me" and they will walk right at you like they don't think you are real. It is a trail system worth checking out though.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: New to the area. I've been checking out local trails. Found out that a place called Briar Hill Park is right down the road from me (Crestwood). Can anyone tell me if they allow mountain biking at that park? Thanks -code-mx4

A: Yes they do. No one keeps up the trail system so if a tree falls then you have a new obstacle. It's a pretty technical ride, a good workout, but no fast downhill sections.

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Granny Gear

January 10, 2019
 
Review: I live in Louisville and have ridden this trail over 50 times. It's a good trail. The trail is well packed and has a nice mix of climbs and small descents. It is nice that it's so close. The problem with this trail is that there are sooo many walkers and dogs on the trails. If you ride here bring a whistle to scare people off the trails.

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Granny Gear

June 17, 2018
Mal1996 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trails were fantastic to include the new three miles recently added. Great trails with combinations of speed, technical, and down hill.

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Bunny Hop

May 25, 2018
 
Review: Neutral. Its great that it is located right in the city. The trail is fun to ride. There are many road crossings and the course is hard to navigate for non-locals.

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Gramcounter

January 3, 2018
 
Review: Decent trails. Not extremely technical but not much flow either but still fun. This is the trails that I pretty much cut my teeth on was extremely close to where I lived I still go here sometimes I have found other near by trails that can be more fun. The trails go on and off the road so its easy to miss some of the trails if you do it right you can pretty much hit them all in one run.

Similar Trail: Veterans park

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Granny Gear

January 3, 2017
lumn8 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Sweet-wish the trails had names and signage like turkey run.

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Doubletrack


May 19, 2016
 
Review: An XC riders paradise. Very fast and flowy trails. Nothing real technical but some roots and rocky areas. Short climbs and nothing very difficult. If your looking to put some miles in this is a good place. The only drawback is that many of the trails end on the road and a lot of times it doesn't start right on the other side. You hafta ride up or down the road till you find another trail entrance. It is a shared trail and you will see many runners, dog walkers and hikers.

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2016
kephas13 Granny Gear  
 
Review: If you can connect all of the trail parts it creates a pretty sizable loop. Fairly technical riding (lots of roots and rocks and turns) parts can be quite flowy, there seems to be something for everyone here; it can be quick if you want it to or it can be leisurely paced. The trails are well maintained, but heavily used by runners as well so you do have to dodge people on some of the more heavily used portions or if you ride on the weekends. All in all Cherokee Park is a fantastic place to ride, it's where I learned so I always come back.

Similar Trail: Seneca, Waverly

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Granny Gear

February 6, 2016
 
Review: Thank You ! A trail system with technical terrain! I was SO HAPPY to find Cherokee Park! I thoroughly enjoy old school single track with roots and rocks and short steep uphill climbs and downhills. It seems like everything out there these days is flow trail. If you want great single track, you'll find it still exists in Cherokee Park. What a gem. Awesome ride, recommended.

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Singletrack


February 2, 2016
LeighS68 Singletrack  
 
Review: This was an interesting trail. A good ride or an urban system. Had a little difficulty finding a trail head.

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Epic


September 30, 2015
CFM Epic  
 
Review: Nice urban trail in a highly used park. The trail winds through wooded locations of the park, climbing and descending through switchbacks with some impressive rock work. It is hard to follow in spots if you don't know the area but we strung together enough sections to have a pretty good ride. Would definitely give it another go the next time I'm in Louisville.

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Cherokee Park MTB Trail 3.74 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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