A 13-mile public mountain bike trail system is available at Capitol View Park. The trail is open year-round dawn to dusk weather permitting. This trail is also used for hiking so please be aware of your surroundings. The mountain bike trail system at Capitol View Park is over 22 years old. This trail system is now 13 miles in length and extends beyond the actual park boundaries, onto state owned property next to the Library and Archives, and also across Glenns Creek Rd. The main trails are marked with multiple markers (numbered mile markers 1-11 and in multiple colors). These trails are maintained and managed through a partnership with the Frankfort Parks Department and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association. The park enjoys year round riding and has trails that offer something for all levels of riders. The peak use of these trails is from May-October. During these peak months it is very busy with walkers, runners and riders; please always be alert, cautious, and respectful.
KY Mountain Bike Association, Bluegrass Chapter
The trails are maintained by volunteers from the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA). See their website for many other trail systems in the central Kentucky area and for additional information on Capitol View Park trails.
Click Here for an interactive map of the trail system. Capitol View Mountain Bike Trail Brochure (PDF).
Check Trail Conditions
See Link: Current Trail Conditions and Closures
There are several native trees and bushes that have thorns. Extra inner tubes, tire liners, and tube sealant are recommended. Capitol View Park is also home to a large deer population. These deer are very use to mountain bikes and don't always move when you are approaching; be prepared to slow down or stop and respect these animals.