Rudy Mines Trails – Ben Hawes Park – Owensboro
There is truly something for everybody. Take the family on the double track trail with its wide corridor and non-technical aspects while the more adventurous will enjoy the speed and flow of the green and blue single track. aka: Rudy Mine Trails
Total Trail Length
Single Track Trail
Green: 2.5 mile Loop - Beginner
Blue: 6.5 mile Loop - Intermediate
Double Track Trail
4 miles – Beginner (with some small portions of Intermediate sloped terrain which may cause some beginners to dismount and walk)
Alex Stewart of Spectrum Trail Design and Southwest KyMBA (Formerly known as the Bowling Green Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association.
From Owensboro take HWY 60 West past the Ben Hawes Park main entrance on Booth Field Road. Keep traveling HWY 60 West to Overstreet Road. The parking lot and trail head is located at the old George H. Rudy Mines and Saw Mill.
After a 2009 ice storm destroyed the mountain bike trails at Ben Hawes park the City of Owensboro put up $25,000 to revitalize the trail. Since 2010 the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (SW KyMBA) has worked closely with Owensboro Parks & Recreation along with Spectrum Trail Design to build new trails. Now with 9 miles of professionally designed and constructed, bike optimized trails, it’s become a very popular destination..
Rudy Mine Trails