The soon-to-be-completed Ludlow Connector Trail in Devou Park will create safe passage for walkers, cyclists, trail runners and hikers from Devou Park East to Devou Park West. The Ludlow Connector Trail will also open up the amenities of Devou Park for the residents of Ludlow, previously accessible only via the roadway. The Ludlow Connector Trail is a supporting link of the future Northern Kentucky Riverfront Commons Trail.
Funded by a $40,000 private donation, the Ludlow Connector Trail features two elaborate creek crossings and kiosks with all-weather maps for wayfinding. The Connector Trail has been in the planning stages for four years and is the result of collaboration between the cities of Covington, Ludlow, The Ludlow Swim Club, The Devou Park Advisory Council, The Devou Park Trail Collective, and the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance.
The success of the Devou Park trail system sees user numbers reach 300-400 outdoors enthusiasts on weekend days during spring/summer/fall seasons. A success from the first section breaking ground in 2009, next phases include another 2.5 mile section of single track that will connect Back Bowl and Incinerator trail segments, plus an ADA trail around the Old Incinerator for half a mile of flat gravel surface. The Devou Park Trail expansion project has invested $226,800 and millions of volunteer hours into Devou Park to date. We are close to completing the Devou Park Trail Expansion Master Plan. We are only $55,000 and 2.5 miles away!
For more information, contact The City of Covington Parks and Recreation Division.
Gates are opened! There are still some muddy spots. Please be respectful after it rains and if you need trail condition updates check the facebook page for the official status. Get out there and crush some KOM’s!
2015 Bonanza Results are in! Click HERE to view
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2015 King and Queen of DEVOU
Andrew Zwosta & Sara Gatewood
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Join us for the first annual DevouGrass Kids Run and Ride! Stick around for DevouGrass at noon with performances by Joel the Singing Librarian and Circus MoJo at the Devou Park Concert Bowl. More info at devougrass.com
Stick around for our 7th annual trail bonanza on Sunday at Devou Park West.
Camping available Friday and Saturday nights. All proceeds benefit Ludlow Swim Club. Register above.
8am: registration opens (online registration available at devougrass.com/kids-run-and-ride)
9am: Kids bike clinic.
10am: Ages 9-12 Foot race 10:30am: Ages 6-9 Foot race
11am: Ages 3-6 Foot race (guardians free to participate)
11:30am: 9-12 Bike Ride (Bring own bike and Helmet)
The first 150 kids registered will receive a medal and fee goodie back pack.
All participants will be entered in a raffle to win a Bicycle.
Bridges, Inc – NKY Brain Injury Support group will be onsite with free bike helmets and fittings.
Noon: music begins
Old Skool Cyclocross/Short Track/Team Relay after first music act. 1pm-ish. Free. Group hikes/runs/rides all day long.
Sunday: Trail Bonanza
9am: registration opens. (online registration at devouparktrails.com)
10am: 10K trail run
High Noon: #Enduro Nation, KOM, XC Racing. Group roll out. 4-8 stages
4pm: Downhill King and Queen of Devou up for grabs.
Rain held off. Trails are open. If you go, please ride through the mud puddles, not around. It’s easier to fix 2′ wide trail versus 4′ wide. Construction on Haven Gelespie Road near Lewisburg Trail crossing. There are some trees down since our last clearing session. Pack you a saw and some gravel for the mud holes. Pile at the incinerator. Big rock first, small over. Thank you
For Immediate Release:
The City of Covington, Devou Park Advisory Committee, and The Greater Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance are proud to present the opening of the Trails of Sleepy Hollow, a new addition to the Devou Park Backcountry Trail system. The Devou Backcountry Trails are built for self-propelled activities offering Hiking, Trail Running, Mountain Boarding, and Off-Road Cycling. Over four years of hard work and collaboration, the Trail Expansion Project has added 10 miles of new trails!
The newly finished Sleepy Hollow section completes part of Phase III of the Devou Park Trail Expansion Project build plans. This trail is located on the east side of Sleepy Hollow Road on the edge of Devou Park in Covington. This area is approximately 80 acres. (See map) Prior to the Devou Park Golf Course expanding from 9 holes to 18 holes, Montague Road traversed through the area.
The Trails of Sleepy Hollow include, The Goat Path, which offers old school goodness, as you will find roots, rocks, and some log overs. This trail has been around for years in some form or fashion and this year it was officially adopted into the Devou Park Trail Expansion Project. The new Sleepy Hollow Trail, which offers new age goodness and was built ‘bike-optimized’ using the most up to date, latest, and greatest building techniques, which is fairly amazing. The Old Montague Road Trail, which is a road to trail conversion with tons of Honeysuckle remediation. The Benny Vastine Nature Trail, which was an established nature trail prior to the Expansion Project. And lastly, our coveted, The Full Monty Trail completed in 2012.
All trails listed above are now officially open. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony during the annual Backcountry Bonanza in mid-October. To see the entire Devou Park Backcountry Trails Expansion Project, visit devouparktrails.comfor more info.