1 miles
173 ft
-172 ft
Avg time

KA-BAR Details

  • Riding area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

From the Advanced Trails Access, the singletrack advances until it meets another road and then immediately turns left into some rolling, bermed trails. After crossing two bridges the real work begins as riders encounter short, steep hills, rollers and saddles for the next 3/4 mile--this section is punctuated by a very steep steep pump, a drop (with alternative by-pass), some log jumps, another steep downhill and a rock garden. The trail then enters into a series of narrow ridges between a paradise of small lakes, one of the prettiest parts of the park, After crossing a small bridge linking two isthsmuses, the trail makes an abrupt right and and follows a long, primarily uphill ridge to end at the East Lake Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for KA-BAR mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    606 ft
  • Altitude max
    637 ft
  • Altitude start
    630 ft
  • Altitude end
    632 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,002 ft
  • Distance down
    3,180 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,678 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Feb 14, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kabar trailhead (39.337290, -87.357930)
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KA-BAR Trail Reports


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Jun 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Jun 4, 2017
KA-BAR, Terre Haute
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Mar 12, 2017 @ 7:38am
Mar 12, 2017
KA-BAR, Terre Haute
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Feb 21, 2017 @ 6:04am
Feb 21, 2017
KA-BAR, Terre Haute
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Jul 26, 2016 @ 11:23am
Jul 26, 2016
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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KA-BAR Start to Finish, Summer '17
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