This is like time travel. The town of West Point has more than it's share of history. Lots of famaliar historical references and all the interesting buildings have roadside plaques with interesting reading and "I didn't know that's". Across highway 31W/60 is Fort Duffield Park with the mountainbike trails. There are good maps and pamphlets at the parking in the park, which will help plan your route. The climb (paved) up to where the main gates used to be is 300 feet of "no pain, no gain". Don't underestimate the size of this fort, it's the largest civil war fort in Kentucky. The views of the town and the Ohio river will distract you. Once on the trails behind the fort, distractions are not an option, as you will have to remain focused. These are tight, fast and technical, easy to get a souvenir from that tree that stepped out on the trail. Trails are 99% under forest canopy, signage is very subtle, some trail elements unique to this park.
How to get there:
Just head to where the Salt river empties into the Ohio river. Head south from Louisville on 31W/60, over the bridge on the Salt river, 100 yds to traffic lights, stop at gas station (they got munchies there), park is to the east, town to the west.
You'll be right next door to Fort Knox.