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Cherokee/Seneca Park

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (67) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A popular singletrack ride within minutes of downtown Louisville.


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10.3

Miles

16.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

539' 164 m

High

440' 134 m

Low

663' 202 m

Up

663' 202 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

Louisville's most widely used mountain bike trails, built and maintained by KYMBA volunteers with something for everyone. Five stars given due to the amount of backbreaking work put in to this trail over the past few years and because it is so close to downtown. And its fun!

Need to Know

This trail has many access points, and due to heavy traffic, its best to ride this loop counter-clockwise. Lots of road crossings as well.

Description

Park at the fountain just off of Eastern Parkway. The trail is easy to follow until just after a technical section with some great rock work that will end near a bridge. Go over the bridge and follow the road along the creek for maybe a quarter of a mile. On the right, the trail will pick back up behind a guardrail. This short section overlooks a parking lot and is extremely technical.

At the parking lot, ride Seneca Park road to the golf course where the trail will pick back up on the right. Ride this along the creek and cross the road and go into the woods. After this flowy section, follow this easy trail around the golf course and take the road back to the Big Rock parking lot, this time using the lower, somewhat less technical trail, that will take you back to the road. From here you can cross the street and pick up the trail just up the hill for the most challenging trail section of the park ("Montana's Pass") and continue on.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric O'Neal with improvements by Andrew Colbert

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 67 votes

#1

in Louisville

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  4.1 from 67 votes
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Photos

Berm on the three kings downhill
May 20, 2015 near Saint M…, KY
Entrance to the Wilderness loop section
Mar 20, 2013 near Saint M…, KY
A non-functioning but cool water fountain.
Jul 5, 2021 near Saint M…, KY
Great place for a break along Beargrass Creek.
Oct 14, 2018 near Saint M…, KY
Nice challenging section of the Cherokee and Seneca Park ride.
Jun 28, 2017 near Saint M…, KY

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Aug 12, 2022
Josh Mcarthur
Dec 26, 2021
Russil Parker
6mi
Nov 28, 2021
Michael Dobrick
mostly dry. a few "squishy" spots but not bad. did the loop in just over 55min, and I'm grossly out of shape. 10.3mi — 10h 30m
Sep 6, 2021
Cody Niece
Jul 2, 2021
Paul Lattik
Jun 25, 2021
Christopher Cordle
Without a local as a guide I don't think we would have found are way. Trails are unmarked. 10mi
Jun 10, 2021
Joseph Whitmore
Mud on trail. Stopped 1mi
Jan 14, 2021
Matt Gvazdinskas
soft in spots but pretty good overall 10.3mi — 4h 30m