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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +321/341 ft
Total: 36 riders
 

Mountain Biking Muscatatuck Park

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#43 of 99 mountain bike trails in Indiana
#3,450 in the world

Technically challenging, rocky, river side trails

First added by TMac on Jun 22, 2006. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
North Vernon is halfway between Madison and Columbus IN on SR 7. From the intersection of SR 7 and US 50, go south on SR 7 one mile, watch for the park entrance on the right just before crossing the river.
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  • hollyanne99
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    These are a nice set of beginner trails that have a bit of climbing, but rewarding, flowy descents. Nothing too tricky other than one climb with rocks that can be walked up if you don't have the skills to ride it. Well maintained when I went, and wider in most areas. Not a destination, and not too challenging, but one of those places that is nice to have in your back pocket for some variety.

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  • Kyle McIntosh
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    I loved the trail structure. Plenty of spots to pick up speed, a good mix of uphill and down hill. Some good technical areas through out. Down side, the trails are poorly marked and a ton of debris in the trail. Considering the weather is just starting to break , the trails probably haven't received maintenance yet this year. Overall I loved it! I will be back!

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  • jdcaddell
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    This review is written with me being a newb. That being said I loved all three trails, but did not like the fact that they are so poorly marked out and where the entry points are to the trails. Luckily I had printed a map of the trails off before I left home today, but even with the map it was still a bit questionable what trail I was really getting ready to go onto or continue. Other than the need for clearer trail markings I really enjoyed the trails and plan on returning weekly as the weather for the rest of the year permits.

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  • tskin
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    This was first trail I attempted ob my new ride. Very fun course but was Feb when I rode so course was heavy leaf cover and hard to follow in spots.

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  • treky92
    ****

    This is a rough trail as of now. The entrance is not clearly marked and there are lots of sections that are needing work. There is a lot of possibilities for the trail though.

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  • bboehman
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    Rode it this summer during a race and it was my slowest time of the season. More climbing then I was expecting. Very tough course when ridden at race pace. Some newer sections flowed really well and were a blast. So the system had a little of everything and I see why the DINO series goes back every year. Worth a look if you are in the area.

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  • TheHammer
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    I recently had a race here. I was impressed. The trail makes very good use of the hills. Some surprisingly long climbs are dug into the hills. Several bridges, technical log rides and rocks obstacles. The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association maintains the trail so they are always in great shape.

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  • andrewjmccomb
    *****

    I am not trying to toot Muscatatucks horn but, as one of the trail crew for this park their have been a few changes made since 2007. New inslope turns, techinical log rides - over 4 ft in height, and about .5 miles more single track than last year with an additional .5 to 1 mile going in this winter. So if you are in the southern Indiana reigon give Muscatatuck another try, you won't be dissapointed.

    Correction on singeltracks distance for Muscatatucks trail, the trail system is only 5.6 miles not 8 miles.* Review edited 10/15/2008

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  • martybob
    *****

    really nice xc trails. alot of switchbacks with short climbs and fun descents.

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  • scimitar
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    Haven't rode the XC trails myself. Went to a downhill event here. There are two DH courses. Both have flat fast upper areas. Easier course has long steep hill with two small 1ft drops with a rocky finish. The more technical course has a very rooty and rocky mid-section with technical rocky final descent. To see first person video footage of the course go to http://www.sicklines.com/courses/indiana/muscatatuck_dh

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  • TMac
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    There is some sweet singletrack here. Cool technical climbs, some nice fast downhills, and log crossings, rock gardens, and jumps. Trail connections need to be marked a little better, and some of the creek crossings could use armoring.

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