Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Louisville Metro with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very hard Trails lots of uphill you can no matter which way you go it seems like it's always a lot of uphill

We hiked on this trail during the week day, so not a lot of bike traffic. First hike in Kentucky, and we are looking forward to doing more. Trail markers were helpful. Very well maintained.

trail running
19 days ago

lots of beauty. easy to get lost. trails are mostly easy. a few small inclines.

Nice trail but very busy with bikers.

mountain biking
30 days ago

There are nice trails, but could use better signage.

Clearly marked and well-maintained, but not very scenic. Would definitely be more fun on a bike with its many short ups and downs and hairpin turns.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Hilly. Clean. Narrow. KYMBA has made a lot of very nice improvements along the way. Especially over creek crossings. If you’re more experienced, this is probably an awesome trail.

The park and trails are perfect to relax and hike your little heart out.

To the parking lot to the trail head is .7 miles so count that as your doing this trail it was really pretty, Louisville Loop is paved and no shade it so you are half in the woods and about 1.5 miles on the paved trails.

Well maintained path with minimal elevation. Lots of shade as you wind thru the forest. Not too strenuous. Great for the dog and even smaller kids. We added a loop and did 7 miles in less than 3 hours. You do have to share the quite narrow path with cyclists which there were quite a few today since the bike park was closed but all were courteous. Saw one pretty green snake.

Paw paw was nice, but chinkapin meandered with no purpose, no views, and no places to drop your pack and have lunch. I followed paw paw’s lavender blazes 1.2 miles to chickapin after two days of rain- wish I had worn gaiters- trail was very muddy. Took chinkapin’sorange blazes the 2.2 mile loop back to paw paw at 1.5 miles, which was best place for a picnic. Saw two deer, wild turkey, a cool tree frog, a wood pecker, and maybe 10 orange/black caterpillars. This trail has probably 10 stream crossings, so wear waterproof boots. Although it’s rated moderate, I never had to breathe hard nor did my heart elevate into fat burn zone, much less cardio, despite carrying a 10lb daypack. I brought 52oz water but only needed 32- temps were near 80 but trail completely shaded from the clear-sky sun. I do not recommend this trail except for a solo stroll just to get out- kids will probablynot like the lack of vistas and couples will not be able to stop and rest.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fun trail. Wish it was a loop, but there are other trails to pick up along the way. Does not drain well, so avoid if it has rained recently.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Uh ... so this Trail was marked as easy, but it was straight uphill and then straight downhill. Not many rocks or roots along the trail so it was fairly smooth, just HILLY. I would describe it as moderate.

Nice day for a hike :)

Had an awesome time on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Overall a good hike trail, except the last bit of it when you get onto the concrete path, just personal preference, hiking shouldn’t be on a poured concrete path. Would hike again though.

One of my favorites!

hiking
5 months ago

Great area, and there are other trails that connect if you want to do a longer distance. Excellent scenery and low traffic.

Easy hike that has little in ways of elevation changes or obstacles to cross. Great for the whole family! This is my go to after dinner hike spot. Have fun.

We took our dogs on a walk. It wasn't difficult terrain and if it were cooler outside we probably would have hiked longer. The dogs enjoyed it. We enjoyed it. Will be going back.

mountain biking
3 days ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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