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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
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Mountain Biking Louisville Mega Cavern Bike Park

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#95 of 103 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#12,337 in the world

UPDATE: The Mega Cavern is closed to bikes. For more information, visit louisvillemegacavern.com

One of a kind Underground Bike Park! Over 320,000 square feet including over 45 trails, Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country and Single Track all in a former limestone cavern 100 feet sub-surface. Enjoy the comfort of our 60 degree temperature year round. Come experience what the buzz is all about.

Helmets are required.

First added by CFM on Feb 15, 2015. Last updated Apr 12, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
1841 Taylor Ave. Just west of Hwy 864 near Algeier Park.
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Q: How much does it cost?
A: An all day pass is $24 plus tax, rentals are $20 and helmets are $5 (helmets are required to ride)

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  • Kazy
    ****

    Excellent complex for jumps and berms. Lovely to ride in 60 degrees instead of 95 degrees.

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  • Hilltoppers18
    *****

    Great place to ride, doesn't matter if your a beginner or a pro. Can't wait to go back.

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  • ilemon33
    *****

    Great trails / dirt jumps / pump tracks / drops / difficult rocky sections. This cave is the one stop shop. There is everything here!

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  • nate_smith_1029
    ****

    this place is really cool! defiantly would ride again. a great place to improve on jumping and pumping.

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  • santa cruz blaise
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    The mega cavern was fun but over priced. Everything was not open and the best thing in there was a dirt jump progression track. I would recommend anyone going it is very fun. Even if you have a bmx, dirt jumper, or a mountain bike it is fun.

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  • Courttc
    *****

    This place is incredible. All different kinds of terrain to hone your skills on. Pump tracks and well built jump lines and even a beginner lap around the whole bike area. Well worth the entrance price. Best times to go is during the week when they open. My wife and I had the whole place to ourselves for almost 2 hours on a Monday around 10 am.

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  • swaaflyus
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    Came on Mother's Day it was myself and two box riders. So had the whole cave to myself. Great for me as I'm still learning .

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  • ittakes2freestyle
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    After all the hype I was quite disappointed. When I paid the $25 entry fee they neglected to tell us that half of the cavern lights weren't working and that several areas were closed off. It is not a real big area but the 2 jump lines that I was able to do were pretty fun. You have to be careful on the wooden features as they do not dry out and are pretty slick. While I didn't fall several riding with me slipped on them. The skills area was dark because of the lights out but tried riding as best I could in what little light there was in this area. It's all flat in there so no climbing at all. I'd say save your money until improvements are made and was pretty ticked they didn't tell us of any problems before we went in. Would have saved the money and went somewhere else.

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  • cavedweller
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    An underground bike park...shred all year long with the temp of 58degrees. There are several jump lines, a pump track, a dual slalom, XC courses and several tech areas. I took my kids, we all loved this place. Great for when the winter blues have hit.

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  • Chris Daniels
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    Never mind the comforts of a climate-controlled bike park, Louisville's bike cave is 100 feet underground! Talk about off-the-chart trails, this subterranean system is literally under the radar. Mega Cavern has over 320,000 square feet including over 45 trails comprised of jump lines, pump tracks, dual slalom, BMX, and cross country singletrack all in a limestone cave 10 stories below the earth's surface, making this "underdoor" park not only one-of-a-kind, but the largest of its kind.

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  • MTBCrash29
    ****

    A great place to ride for all levels of riders.
    The Mega Cavern has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day of trail riding. Protection from the weather elements, an indoor bathroom and gift shop with drinks and food. A real bike park! The trail areas are sectioned off, so if you are a dirt jumper, there is a dirt jumper section, if you are a trail rider, there is a complete XC style trail that travels around the entire cave. If you are a fast shredder, there are several "technicalish" sections to run through. Ramps, jumps, balance obstacles, bridges, rock gardens. This place has thought of it all. My wife, a beginner enjoyed herself as she popped in and out on various trail sections without the pressure of multiple riders or confined trails in the woods.
    If you are in the area, you must go to enjoy this park. It is well worth the drive and money!

    It may not be your typical trail, many XC pure trail riders may not like this place. I am really an all mountain/endure rider, but this place was fun. I think it is great for BMX and jumpers, but offers a great place for the beginner or family to get their practice on. If you are looking for an epic trail ride over miles of wonderfully lush forest, this is not your park.

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  • ChristopherTims
    *****

    Had a great time there with my cousin. Bring your own bike and helmet and its $25 per person for 4 hours. Worth it.

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  • HairySingleTrackMonster
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    They should probably take this place off Singletracks. This is a BMX park. If you're a BMX rider this place is awesome. If you aren't a BMX rider this place is a waste of time and a lot of money.

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter
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    As an XC rider, I was very disappointed with the trail system. If I was a bmx rider it would have been great riding.

    The website advertises 12 miles of trails, not sure how that was calculated but the perimeter trail was less than a 1/2 mile. $25 is way too much for what is offered, we left after 30min.

    The address to the place was spot on, but when you get there good luck finding your way to the trails. The signage leaves a lot to be desired.

    Like I said, if your a bmx rider, enjoy. If not find something else to ride.

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  • Mark Mueller
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    It's far from perfect if you're an XC rider, but it was a great way to kill an afternoon at the end of December, and I'll probably drive down from Indy once a month through the winter. Beats the hell out of cardio at the gym.

    As others have said, the XC trails are indeed tight and bumpy, lots of sharp ups and downs and not great flow...you won't be going nearly as fast as you usually do. There are lots of options for putting together different trails and sections. It starts looking the same, and with the park's layout spanning different rooms and hallways, it took me about and hour to learn it well enough to reliably know where i was relative to the entrance.

    The jump lines are great...I wish there were one or two more between the easiest and the next hardest...these two lines in Area 3 got 95% of the use among the 7 jump lines. The hardest lines were quarter pipe plywood and dirt canyon death traps for pros or the stupid, and no one ran them that i saw.

    I'm hoping the XC trails get some love & maintenance soon, but I'll be back regardless. I'll take both MTB and 24" BMX bike next time...I'm a lame, awkward jumper, but that's too much fun to miss.

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  • Lee Harris
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    This place has a lot of promise. It is being currently redone. There are way to many features and no flow. I spoke with the new track designer while there to do a review of the Mega Cavern. You can see our full review and video at:
    http://getsomeadventures.com/an-underground-adventure-awaits-the-mega-cavern/

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  • Lee Harris
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    This place has a lot of promise. It is being currently redone. There are way to many features and no flow. I spoke with the new track designer while there to do a review of the Mega Cavern. You can see our full review and video at:
    http://getsomeadventures.com/an-underground-adventure-awaits-the-mega-cavern/

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  • Keith Walker
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    This place is correctly billed as a "bike park:" it isn't really a trail or even a course. Nonetheless it is a good ride and plenty of fun. I was a little chilly in jersey and shorts, so you might want a base layer. There's plenty of room to circle around on the wide service roads and re-ride obstacles, etc. I used it for some skill building. The black diamond route is definitely difficult - high angle approaches and exits off of obstacles, high ramps and jumps, etc. I stayed on green and blue. It's a little expensive at 24 bucks for 4 hours, but the experience was part of the cost. I stayed a little over a hour and managed 7 miles of stuff. Good times.

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  • jrgillespie630
    ****

    Much bigger than I thought. Great for all skill levels. 3 hours of riding wore me out. Easy to switch between easy, intermediate, and difficult and keep a good flow. I never got bored.

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