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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +450/435 ft
Total: 102 riders
 

Mountain Biking Fort Duffield

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#8 of 101 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#775 in the world

Nice singletrack with downhills, climbs, and multiple creek and log crossings. Multiple routes available and well marked with paint on trees.

First added by fadeto on May 2, 2020. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
From the Louisville area either come south on US 31 or follow I-265 around to US 31 and head south. From Elizabethtown head north on US 31. From the east you will need to head towards Louisville and take I-265 around to US 31 or take Bluegrass Parkway to Elizabethtown and head north on US 31. From US 31 continue on to West Point. Look for the large sign and turn into the park. After coming into the park you will go right at the split and there is a nice sized parking lot with access to the trail.
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  • chipconstant
    ***

    Fun features and some flow. A little cut up, and the front end climb is good cardio. Needs some work, but very workable for jumpers, not so much for trail or mileage.

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  • Josh Smithson
    *****

    A hidden gem. Probably the most mountain bikey mountain bike trails in Kentucky get. Be ready for steep climbs and jumps

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  • PurcyMan
    *****

    Tough climb to the Fort on the Yellow Trail but well worth it for an very fast drop in! Great sections of obstacles to negotiate, plus stone & earthen ramps & mounds for great air!!! Not crowded & many courses to pick from.

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  • ilemon33
    *****

    Awesome trails! They are well kept and very fun. There is good variation and fun jumps and banks. I enjoyed the downhill the most and would definitely go again.

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  • patrickH
    ****

    Trails are in good shape but we need to get out there and do some work on all the jumps. A lot of them are in poor shape.

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  • Kenneth A Freeny
    ****

    Trail was in fairly good shape a couple of months ago. needs some work in a few places...other wise had a lot of fun..

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  • ittakes2freestyle
    ****

    This is a fun trail system. Trails are clearly marked on trees by color/difficulty. The downhill trail was awesome besides the fact that many of the jumps needed some serious work done on them. This was the only reason I couldn't give it a 5. Technical rooty climbs and switchbacks. The trails intersect each other many times so it takes a bit to figure out where everything goes. Highly recommend.

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  • kayaker442
    *****

    With all of the rainfall we have had, the trails are better than anything else in the area. Gorgeous views of the Ohio River.

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  • Klembry
    ****

    Steep and challenging singletracks. The yellow trail has several jumps and banks, some pretty outrageous, but some going into disrepair. Trails have become overgrown in places, but passable. Overall, great fun.

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  • cavedweller
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    Was here a few weeks ago and got stuck in a monsoon before cranking out many miles. If you steep climbs, fast DH and dirt jumps then you'll love it here. I posted a few pics of the gap jumps. We started to ride the XC trail but was rained out. I def want to go back and see it all...will update review then.

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  • Stuart Bulmer
    *****

    Great place. Locals are super friendly and have done a great job building and maintaining the trails. Hoping to go back soon.

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  • Scott Oakes
    ****

    Really great park! Big thanks to whoever put the time and effort into building this little haven. Rode the red, blue and then went up and down the downhills a few times. easy to do if you go up the paved road to the top!

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  • irishpitbull
    *****

    Hit this trail system on the way to Pisgah and it was worth the detour. Great trail, well maintained, and the jumps were great.

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  • brownktm19
    ***

    Rode this trail a couple weeks ago, nice trails with some sick jumps. Trails could use some work but overall they were pretty good.

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  • tumbleweed14
    ****

    A varied and fun trail. I checked out the Red trail, the Downhill section, and the Blue trail. The climbs are great for the area, and the trails are pretty well groomed. The Downhill is lots of fun with some good sized gaps and drops. The whole place rates a little more technical than a lot of others I have ridden in the area that provide a family friendly "beginner-intermediate-advanced" set up. Nice job by those who maintain this trail. I rode on a Monday and there was very little traffic on a perfect day, but beware of hikers visiting the Fort. Very well marked and the board had lots of maps.

    * Review edited 3/9/2009

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  • cj7adidas1
    *****

    GREAT RIDE! I was there right as fall came. The trail was a bit slippery with the leaves and rain. They did a great job marking the trails with paint on trees. Tough climbs and awesome down hills.

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  • dizzy245
    *****

    I went with a friend 10/13 and spent the afternoon riding single track that can only be described as awesome!! I was impressed with the time and effort that was put in to make the jumps and banked turns. They were made from logs with dirt fill or rocks. There are some steep climbs but the descents more than make up for it. Just be prepared to suck wind!

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  • rmurph4
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    I did this trail while passing through the area and was looking for a quick ride -- boy was I surprised! There are some seriously rugged climbs here, with tons of sweet log jumps and some unbelievable downhill. Be prepared for a serious workout, and I would discourage beginners from this trail due its difficulty and some tight sections right next to dropoffs.

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