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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +141/ -147 ft
Total: 57 riders

Mountain Biking Knucklehead

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#21 of 108 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#2,029 in the world

Life Adventure Center, or LAC, is the newest addition to the Bluegrass Region's bike parks. Comparable to Skullbuster in Georgetown this area has much potential. The trails are somewhat more technical and it's a rocky and rooty place where your speed will find no purchase.
Initially the trail descends into a drainage and then parallels the dry creekbed for some distance passing beside one of the Bluegrasses historic stone fences. The trail system is currently a lariat format.

First added by Ascentionist on Sep 24, 2013. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take KY 62 west five miles from downtown Versailles or east almost five miles from downtown Lawrenceburg and turn north onto Milner Road. Look for the trailhead parking in a 90 degree turn.
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  • m.krupp

    Trails are fun. Best way to ride is probably plan on hitting all trails when you go. The smaller trails are an offshoot of bigger loop. Plenty of rocks but that helps keep the trails dryer longer than most other local spots. The trail markings keep improving each time I am there and a couple of loops have been added since my first time out there. Great use of the area out there getting the most trail out of the chosen spot.

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  • FlatTopFred

    Trail is a blast. Lots of switchbacks, & rocks. Couple of climbs, but very doable. I will be back.

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  • chipconstant

    Twisty treat with dead climbs and rocky riverbeds. Not too tough, but the climbs are sudden so you need to be prepared. The top flows on the return and the tiny concrete bridge is fun. Minor vertical exposure in the creek bed. I will be back, and gear down for the climbs.

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  • cmlykins

    I have been to several bike trails and to date this is the best I have been on. The trail is well cared for and with the "alternate trail" there is now an option for jumps and a bee fast downhill.

    I am in town to see a friend and plan to return every time I am here.

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  • cableguy77

    Sign still posted as of 5/1/15...Trails still temporarily closed due to ash tree removal on property.

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  • CMOS

    Nice short little clearly marked trail. Lots of leafs over some of the downhill sections make for interesting riding. Nice technical climbs with some sharp unbanked turns. Be prepared to climb!

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  • ***

    Not a bad trail. Just be prepared to climb up hill a lot. Multiple creek crossings. Very tight turns in some places so don't expect to go fast. There's one way in and one way out.. Wouldn't recommend taking kids here.

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  • cavedweller

    The trailhead is marked "Knucklehead" which sounds much better than Life Adventure Center. I would expect a trail with the name "Life Adventure Center" to be pretty darn epic...this is not the case...yet.

    Knucklehead or LAC is a nice addition the the trail barren Lexington area. Its all easy/intermediate level singletrack that gets more challenging/technical as it progresses. It features a lollypop layout and I only logged 4 miles but you can always make a few laps to get a good workout. The system does remind me of a smaller version of Skullbuster in Georgetown. The trailbuilders here are good craftsmen which shows with this well bench cut trail. This place has good potential and I hope it continues to grow. Nice work.

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  • sturides

    Somewhat technical trail with multiple creek crossings, good climbing, and some very tight turns. Some areas appear to stay damp but the trail was in good shape and it was obvious that the local trail crew has been at work. Not gonna set speed recorfs here- but its a good technical grind.

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  • jeffhill74

    Turkey hunt closed today open back up 4/24

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  • jeffhill74

    Parking lot gate was shut no lock but shut the turn in just before was also closed and a sign said trails closed not sure no ride today :(

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  • arkcomatt

    Fun ride with a lot of smooth, fast riding. Lots of stream crossing with large rocks near those points. Easy to maneuver though. Will definitely come again if back in the area.

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  • jeffhill74

    Really nice trail very clean very good design can keep a good pace even climbs/flows 3 or 4 cool creek crossing just stay on the pedals. Not marked but well worn intersection can be tricky. It's an out and back around 7 miles. Will return again. Thanks to all involved

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  • KyChris

    It starts off with a bunch of switch backs at the top off a hill that I wasn't overly impressed with. When you get to the bottom around the creek it becomes allot more teck and fun. Creek crossings , rocks , roots, logs etc. Cool place I'll have to check out more of it with my kids.

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  • WGK

    If you like true mountain biking this is a trail for you. Switch backs, roots, rocks, creeks, climbs, and decents. You will get a little of everything. Don't plan on holding a high mph average. Currently there are several more miles of trailing the works.

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