Weekend Picks North: Urban Mountain Biking in Louisville, KY

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Among other things, Louisville, KY offers tremendous options for in-town mountain biking. If you’re in or near Louisville this weekend and itching to hit the singletrack consider heading to for Cherokee Park. Part of the Louisville’s Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Cherokee Park offers 10 miles of moderately challenging trail right downtown.

If you conquer Cherokee and still want more, head south of the city to Fort Duffield Park which yields 10 miles of trail, bolstered by jumps, berms, and log crossings. Check out the fort, an earthen Civil War garrison, and surrounding cabins used by Confederate guerrillas. A third mountain biking option takes you 100-feet underground to the Louisville Mega Cavern, a 7-acre, subterranean bike park that was once an abandoned mine. Here you’ll find 45 trails and year-round 60-degree temperatures. A four-hour pass runs $24. Another great option is Waverly Park which offers six plus miles of single track right in town.

For more info and suggestions on ways to enjoy a weekend in this exciting Kentucky city check out our guide to 48 Hours in Louisville.

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