2 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-262 ft
Descent
00:16:55
Avg time

KA-BAR Details

  • Riding Area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Skinny, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #15492 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking

From the Advanced Access Trail, the singletrack starts by crossing a wooden jump and advances until it meets a clearing and the end of Zulu. A left turn takes riders over a skinny qualifier (there is a slower, alternative line to the left) and after the bridge the trail turns right into some rolling, berms. After crossing two bridges the real work begins as riders encounter short, steep hills, rollers and saddles (G-outs) for the next 3/4 mile--this section is punctuated by a very steep steep pump, a wooden drop (with alternative by-pass to the left), some log jumps, another steep downhill and a downhill rock garden. The trail climbs and then follows a narrow ridge between a paradise of small lakes, one of the prettiest parts of the park. The trail dives down, crosses a rocky jump and then pushes back up to the next ridge. This downhill roll features a series of logs two small jumps and eventually a bridge over water and a large massive log-over. The trail swings right, crosses a floating bridge and then a stable bridge. Along the ensuing climb the rail crosses a long wooden roller and eventually switches back downhill. Another switchback puts riders into a small valley and the trail winds back and forth along its walls including two high bridges. A climb and a left switchback leads into the "Mandofun" downhill section, a thrilling section of rolling downhill track that eventually brings bikers to lake level. After a punchy little climb, an optional drop and a series of berms (or optional gap jump) the trail levels out and become a meander through the woods, eventually coming to a gulley crossing with three lines--an "intermediate" sustained corduroy to the right, an :"advanced" one-foot-wide log in the middle, and an "expert" tapering skinny to the left. The trail crosses two off-camber concrete slabs and after some final turns exits to Advanced Access Trail just across from the entrance to the bushwhack Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for KA-BAR bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    606 ft
  • Altitude max
    637 ft
  • Altitude start
    630 ft
  • Altitude end
    610 ft
  • Grade
    -0.165%
  • Grade max
    -17.29%
  • Grade min
    28.131%
  • Distance climb
    4,215 ft
  • Distance down
    5,143 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,928 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:55
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jan 17, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

view (131)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to kabar trailhead (39.337300, -87.357930)
      update trails status or condition

      KA-BAR Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 603 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      6 |
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      KA-BAR, My City
      10 |
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      KA-BAR, My City
      9 |
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:43am
      Aug 7, 2018
      KA-BAR, Riley
      50 |
      Jun 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm
      Jun 4, 2017
      KA-BAR, Terre Haute

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag klaine (Aug 16, 2016 at 11:53)
       This trail is one of the coolest trails in the park with the sweetest views. This is only a short section of "Ka-Bar" that will eventually be a larger loop. Eventually it is intended to ride UP the ridge... but take advantage of the SWEET downhill now! This is worth the ride around the lake to find.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Cinnabuns (Oct 9, 2016 at 13:28)
       I'm kinda curious what is up with this? This is one of the most fun runs in the park and now its going the non-fun direction? Someone needs to take a look at climbs vs. decents in the park because this trail is one of the only trails in the park that is "super fun" to go down and you're saying it won't be eventually? I realize there are a ton of guys that love climbing, I do too, however there needs to be a balance and there isn't another trail in the park that is more fun to descend than Ka-bar. It was initially called "Mondo Fun". Wonder why that was.

      If there are trails "coming" that are going to take its place, that's fine but I just don't get this logic at all.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WimG FOGBP (Feb 15, 2018 at 20:03)
       Coming back to your question years later, the KA-BAR trail was rerouted to include the "Mandofun" section as downhill. There are all kinds of amazing features on KA-BAR that will premiere this spring!
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Sketchy Floating Bridge
      0:32 | 117 | May 6, 2018 , Terre Haute
      KA-BAR Start to Finish, Summer '17
      240 | Jun 5, 2017 , Terre Haute
      Mandofun
      360 | Sep 23, 2016 , Terre Haute
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.