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Golden Pond, KY 42211

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Biking in the FallReady to ride? LBL has many miles of old logging roads and scenic backroads perfect for mountain biking and cycling. On the north end of LBL there are two extensive mountain bike trails suitable for various skill levels.


Numerous paved roads meander through LBL. Start at The Trace and explore! Winding roads travel across rolling hillsides and alongside meadows; many lead into quiet lakefront bays.

When you visit LBL, pick up a road map at any Welcome Station!

Mountain Biking

Land Between The Lakes offers some excellent and virtually undiscovered opportunities for mountain biking. Pick up a trail map at any Welcome Station.

Girls on North and South TrailCANAL LOOP TRAILThe Canal Loop Trail is a 14.2 mile trail system that includes four connector trails to offer a variety of bike rides. The trail can be accessed from either the North Welcome Station Trailhead or the Kentucky Lake Drive Trail Access. The system provides options from 1.5 miles to 14.2-miles in distance and is popular because of the less strenuous terrain and scenic lake views.

Rating: Easy to moderate; 120-foot change in elevation

For more information about the Canal Loop Trail, please click here.

Lake BirdNORTH SOUTH TRAIL The northern portion of the North/South Trail, a 31-mile section, is open to mountain biking and connects the North Welcome Station with the Golden Pond Visitors Center. The point-to-point trail traverses ridge tops, bottomlands, and the shores of Kentucky Lake. Visitors can use this trail in conjunction with LBL's legal roads to make a series of shorter loops. Other opportunities include connecting to the Canal Loop Trail for a total of 45 miles.

Rating: Easy to advanced; single-track, logging roads, gravel roads.

HILLMAN FERRY CAMPGROUND AND PINEY CAMPGROUND TRAILS are available for use by campground patrons. They pass through scenic forests, beautiful lake vistas, and by old cemeteries.

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