2 miles
241 ft
-262 ft
Avg time

KA-BAR Details

  • Riding Area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Skinny, Other
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    606 ft
  • Altitude max
    637 ft
  • Altitude start
    630 ft
  • Altitude end
    610 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,215 ft
  • Distance down
    5,143 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,928 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 12, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kabar trailhead (39.337300, -87.357930)
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KA-BAR Trail Reports

Nov 12, 2018 @ 10:16am
5 hours
Sizable tree down near end of KA-BAR, just after the concrete features
Nov 7, 2018 @ 5:05am
Nov 7, 2018
Nov 5, 2018 @ 5:24am
Nov 5, 2018
Nov 3, 2018 @ 5:25am
Nov 3, 2018
Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:59am
Nov 1, 2018
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KA-BAR, My City
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KA-BAR, My City
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Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:43am
Aug 7, 2018
KA-BAR, Riley
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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.
  • + 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.
  • + 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!

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