Murdock Park - City of Lafayette
Cason Street between 18th St and
Length: 4 miles
Type: Loop trail
Skill Level:Intermediate and Advanced
Aerobic Level: Difficult
Trail Stewards: Jason Pruitt,
This trail was designed and is maintained by expert riders. It is a favorite of riders seeking a challenging ride. There are
lots of climbs and several large logs to cross. If you can't bunny hop logs, expect to bash your way over them. There are a couple
of long steep climbs that test your power and endurance, and two switchbacks that are tight with steep climbs out. There are some
One of the things that distinguishes this trail from other trails in the area is the
lack of bypasses around the technical sections. Another is the inclusion of several large logs and tight uphill switchbacks, and the
third is the amount of steep climbing involved in riding the trail. The trail flows well and is a blast to ride for those with
the skill. It is definitely not for beginners, and intermediate riders will enjoy it if they don't expect to ride it clean.
Parks Dept of Lafayette has given the Frisbee Golf club the right to build a disc golf course in an area that overlaps the bike trail.
They have cleared areas to the tees and areas for fairways so the bike trail is difficult to follow. There are no signs clearing up
this problem, so do the best you can. Hopefully this can be resolved in the near future with signage on the bike trail.
is no defined trailhead. Park at the west end of the lower school parking lot and ride in on the paved trail until you see a dirt
path on the right. Most ride the trail counterclockwise. After riding the trail some, you will find other access points.
to the Haan Trail allows riders to ride both trails without driving.
Lafayette Mountain Biking Trails
Murdock Park Multi-Use Trail