8 miles
1,497 ft
-1,484 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail


  • Riding area
    Land Between the Lakes
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail spans the entire width of Land Between The
Lakes (LBL) connecting Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. We designed this
multiple-use trail with smooth surfaces, gentle grades, and trailside rest areas. The
paved eastern portion of the trail offers shoreline views of Lake Barkley as well as wildlife viewing opportunities in
adjacent open areas. The central and western portions are made of compacted stone surface. Here visitors will
explore rolling hills and ridge tops of a central hardwood forest ecosystem. Visitors will enjoy a variety of seasonal
and scenic diversity. Spring and summer showcase vibrant wildflowers and a canopy provided by the hardwood
trees. Fall and winter give way to an array of colors as well as deep woodland views from ridges and narrow valleys.
Great viewing is available during any season. Outdoor enthusiasts will likely see wildlife that call the Central
Hardwoods Eco-Region home, especially early and late in the day. Seven access points give visitors multiple
opportunities to bike and hike sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.
The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail is a multiple-use trail. Bikers and hikers share the entire length of the trail

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More Stats for Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    13 ft
  • Altitude min
    400 ft
  • Altitude max
    685 ft
  • Altitude start
    400 ft
  • Altitude end
    414 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Dec 4, 2017
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to central-hardwoods-scenic-trail trailhead (36.776224, -88.100739)
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Central... Trail Reports

Dec 4, 2017 @ 7:18am
Dec 4, 2017
Lots of leaves on the trail! Other than a slipping hazard in tight, fast corners...perfect trail! This trail is ideal for any hardtail, single...
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Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail

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