Brier Creek – Nolin Lake State Park
The Brier Creek Trail System is exciting with great climbs, daring technical descents and views of Nolin Lake. The Waterfall Loop and Omega Loop are NOW OPEN! Phase III will begin shortly which entails the Downhill Flow Trails as well as the XC Point Loop Section. We are still having trail build days every second Saturday (9am-noon) every month!
Total Trail Length:
Projected to be 8.5 miles when complete or 9.5 miles when utilizing the Campground connector trail as an out and back.
Completed Trail Length Breakdown:
Waterfall Loop: 1.9 miles - Intermediate with some Advanced natural technical rock features.
Omega Loop: 2.2 - Intermediate with some Advanced slope terrain.
Projected Future Trail Length Breakdown:
Down Hill/ Flow: 1.5 miles
Point Loop Lollipop: 3 miles or 4.4 miles (Round Trip) – Intermediate
Campground Connector: .5 mile – Beginner
The Southwest Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (SW KyMBA an IMBA Chapter).
2998 Brier Creek Road
When the Sal Hollow Trail at Mammoth Cave was closed to Mountain Bikers and handed back over to equestrians there was a big hole left in everyone’s gut about where to ride. SW KyMBA forged a partnership with Kentucky State Parks and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to design and construct the Brier Creek Trail System. The synergy between the concept that riders need trails and trails need riders became a reality and is ongoing today.
Conceptual Trail Map
(Blue and Green Trails are completed and ride able)
Gravity Side Note
Currently USACE and SW KyMBA have teamed up with Alex Stewart with Spectrum Trail Design to add 3 expansion trails that will come off the West facing side of Omega Hill. These Trais are going to be a combination of Gravity/DH/Flow Trails ranging from Intermediate to Advanced. We’ve also come up with a crafty cool water crossing utilizing 3 connected 4 ft by 12 ft docks which will render the water crossing ride able year round. Projected completion is December 2013 if all goes well. More info to follow