Dedication of a new mountain biking trail at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky is planned for September 28, National Public Lands Day.
The NRA, in partnership with the Big South Fork Mountain Biking Club, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Kentucky mountain bike trail at 10 a.m. EDT at the Ledbetter Trailhead. After the ceremony, mountain bike riders are encouraged to try out the newly updated 10-mile trail system that will connect riders to many other trail options. Users of this trail can pick loops up to 33.8 mile in length or have the option of a shorter distance 16-mile loop. This trail system has moderate to advanced level terrain with access to multiple trailheads.
"This ribbon cutting ceremony on National Public Lands Day is one way to show appreciation for all the volunteers who helped with the trail work over this past year," said NRA Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas.
Visitors can access the Ledbetter Trailhead location by following directions to the Bald Knob-Hill Cemetery Road on the Kentucky side of the park. Directions start from Hwy. 27 south of Whitley City at the intersection of KY-92 West. Head west on KY-92 toward Cabin Creek Road (6.4 miles). Turn left onto Yamacraw-Bell Farm Road (2.3 miles). Turn left onto Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road/Rock Creek Road (1.3 miles). Keep right to continue on Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road (2.6 miles). Take a slight right to stay on Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road. Continue to follow Beech Grove Road (0.9 mile). Turn left onto Bald Knob-Hill Cemetery Road (1.5 miles).