Take US 41 through Evansville. Turn east onto Riverside Drive. Follow
Riverside and take a left onto Pollack Avenue. Continue East on Pollack
to the overpass for I-164. Just past the overpass take a right and a
into parking area. Head down the levee (See Map) till you come to the
trail entrance marked by a sign.
This is a fun ride for
less experienced riders. It is very flat and not too long. Due to
tornado damage, logging damage and rerouting of trails, the southern
portion of this trail system is very rutted and rough. If you plan on
riding, it is best to stay on the northern higher portion of the trail.
The best time to ride is during the summer months or early fall, the
southern portion floods during heavy rains.
November 6, 2005 at around 1:50 am CST (0750 UTC), a tornado touched
down 2 miles (3 km) north-northwest of Smith Mills in Henderson County,
Kentucky, near the Indiana/Kentucky border, and then crossed the Ohio
River into Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Staying just south of I-164,
the tornado traveled to the northeast causing extensive damage to the
Angel Mounds facility.
Click here to view photos of the area taken on April 2nd 2006
mountain biker Brad Scales of Boonville, Ind., says, "Angel Mounds has
some really good single-track trails with a few nice, tight sections.
"Not many hills, but it's
good for getting out and riding around. It's
more beginner-level trails, an excellent place to learn technique and
He says there are several
things to consider about Angel Mounds: During
the summer it is extremely muggy under the canopy of trees, and the
bugs can be vicious; depending on the weather, some of the trails might
be overgrown, so flora, including poison ivy, are gauntlets to ride
through; the trail following the woods' western edge is designated for
hikers; and the trails are a popular walking spot for dogs and their
Despite those factors,
Angel Mounds is undoubtedly the best section of
trails in the area for beginners. The long, flat sections and mild
obstacles provide just enough challenge to entertain and increase
ability. Even experienced riders frequent the trails for cardiovascular
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