Amidst the tranquil landscapes of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, lies the Canal Loop Trail, an exquisite biking haven that delivers a delightful mix of challenges and visual treats. Perfect for both novices and seasoned cyclists, this loop offers a comprehensive trail experience, promising riders a thorough workout and the thrill of the outdoors.
Starting on the Lake Barkley side, the trail if ridden counter-clockwise offers a rapid singletrack for the initial six miles, interspersed with several elevations that promise to accelerate one's heart rate. Transitioning into the more demanding half of the trail, the Kentucky lake side unfurls over 5.5 miles, laden with grueling climbs and exhilarating descents.An important point of navigation is where the North/South trail intersects. Ensuring one stays to the left is crucial, as a right turn could mistakenly guide cyclists down an extended 30-mile path leading to the Golden Pond visitor center.For those unfamiliar with the connecting gravel roads or fields, the trail may become a tad confusing. Nevertheless, the staff at Wood-N-Wave bike shop, conveniently located in Grand Rivers on Trace road, can offer assistance with directions and provide trail maps for visitors.
Getting There: The trail's starting point is located at the