Ruby Jack Trail

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The Ruby Jack Trail runs for 16 miles between Carthage, MO, and the Kansas state line. The trail links the towns of Carthage, Oronogo, and Carl Junction, traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland. As of early 2012, the trail was suited to mountain biking and hiking because the surface is rough. There are plans to improve the surface to accommodate hybrid bikes.

An important historical feature of the trail includes an old street car depot in Oronogo; however, much work needs to be done to rehabilitate the building into what managers hope will one day become a trolley museum, community center, and trail-user meeting point.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at the northern terminus along Old 66 Boulevard just south of Oak Street. In Carl Junction park near the ball field along Pennell Street.


A Work in Progress

   July, 2015 by rnfraser

This trail has been in the minds of Carl Junction, Oronogo, and Carthage for years. It is actively used by members of the AVA and the local Dogwood Trailblazers walking groups. I enjoy walks from the Oronogo access. From that point eastward to Carthage, more

Carthage to Oronogo

   July, 2015 by kmotoole

I rode this trail July 17, 2015 from Carthage to about 1 mile past Oronogo. The trail is decent, but that last mile was thicker gravel and the tires pretty much sank in. I was using 38's. We rode till the trail was pretty much covered with vegetation. more


   July, 2015 by ericshane

Horrible over grown and gravel was like quick sand. Had to take road the rest of the way! Don't waste your time. read more