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Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +443/ -184 ft
Total: 59 riders

Mountain Biking Tower Park

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#31 of 108 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#2,886 in the world

This is a singletrack network of trails at an old military station. It has some technical hills and nice switchbacks heading down to the Ohio River. You need to make some loops and doubleback alot to get any good distance, though.

First added by baskinhj on Sep 3, 2007. Last updated Apr 30, 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
From Cincinnati, Head south on I-471 toward Newport, enter Kentucky Take exit 3 for Grand Ave/KY-1892 toward Ft. Thomas/Newport Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Ft Thomas Turn left at N Grand Ave/KY-1892 E Slight left at S Fort Thomas Ave Turn left at Douglas St
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Fort Thomas, Kentucky

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Rider questions

Q: is there somewhere we can rent mountain bikes
A: Sorry, not at tower park. maybe try the loveland trail they've got some.

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  • Hap Proctor   ✓ supporter

    Short, gnarly trail surrounding military outpost turned local park. Trails are best left to hikers, but highly advanced riders might appreciate the steep trails with immense roots and rocks. The CORA site (local bike club) video mentions that at least two riders have manage to ride up the trails from the bottom. There is a bit of more civilized footage to be found at the south side of the park near the tennis courts.

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  • nate_smith_1029

    i would consider myself an intermediate rider, but this trail just seems to crazy to be fun. i did not enjoy my self and drove home pissed. not recomended

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  • cavedweller

    If your looking for some gnar in the Cincy area then Tower Park is the place to be. Fall line trails with plenty of rocks, roots and erosion make for a very techy trail. Not as difficult at Schooner over at Brown County but def the trickiest stuff in the area. Only about 4-5miles of trail but feels longer due to the difficulty. Tower is a good place to come work on skills, just pick a seciton and go for it.

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  • Charles Marxen

    This is a harder mix of trails than most around Cincinnati. The first time I went to Tower Park, I missed most of the trails (there is a good entrance near the tennis courts).

    Some have complained of the difficulty here, and it is hard, but manageable if you've been doing your hill workouts! It's not the best in the Tri-State region, but it is close to home and fun to ride after work for a little while.

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  • agent6

    Kind of a dilemma with this one. On one hand, these trails are a great workout for any level of rider. On the other hand, they have absolutely no flow to them whatsoever. They are extremely steep, and it is hard to have a good downhill run when the trail turns off at the bottom. They will test your endurance, balance, breaking, and shifting skills. I was just out of my element on a black diamond trail on Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee a month ago, and had way more fun there. If you want an intense after work workout or want to work on technical skills or keeping your rpms up, and this trail is fairly close, than this is great. If your are looking for some fun singletrack, go up the road to England-Idlewood.

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  • ~Mountain Bike Addict~

    The most technical trail in Cincinnati. Has all the climbing you could ever want with awesome views to go along with it. Would not recommend any beginner riders to try and tackle this trail. Has a couple very steep DH sections and also some switchbacks that keep you on your toes. You can ride all day, you just have to know the different trails and how to connect them all, I recommend the Devils Backbone if you like gnarly rocks sticking out of the ground with a steep flat rock at the end. These trails dry out faster than any other local trail, thus preventing damage due to negligent riders which I see constantly at East Fork.

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