Lake Trail

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Lake Trail begins at a small parking area at the junction of KY HWY 192 and KY HWY 1193. The route is known as a great "beginner's" trail. Much of the Lake Trail runs along Laurel River Lake. Laurel River Lake is a combination flood control, hydroelectricity generation and recreation lake. The lake was built by the US Corps of Engineers and is managed jointly by the Corps of Engineers and the US Forest Service. All of the Lake Trail is within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Part of the trail is adjacent to the Holly Bay Campground and Holly Bay Marina. The Lake Trail is a out-and-back trail that is 5.4 miles in each direction.
A great selection of other trails awaits mountain bikers who seek recreational challenge across rugged terrain in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Since most of the Daniel Boone National Forest trails were constructed primarily for hiking, most are narrow and sometimes steep. You should expect to carry or walk your bike along some sections of trail.
Many national forest trails are "multiple-use." Mountain bikers often share the trail with hikers, horseback riders and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Please remember to Share The Trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (2)


March 5, 2018
Wyzguy Gramcounter  
Review: This is a nice 8 mile stretch of trail with scenic lake views and a lot of fast, flowing sections. Very few climbs or obstacles to maneuver. I park at the north end of the trail at the 192/1193 split and ride south towards Laurel Dam. It's a great trail for all skill levels!


June 22, 2017
eddiez9 Gnarly  
Review: Great beginner trail! Fun and flowing ride through lovely woods, by a lovely lake. Campground is right next to the trail, so you can just hop on your bike and roll. On hot days, finish at the dam and cool off in the lake!

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Lake Trail MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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