Missouri Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Frisco Greenway Trail

5.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

59.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Frisco Highline Trail

37.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

West Alton Trail

1.1 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Bear Creek Trail (MO)

4.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The southern terminus of the Frisco Greenway Trail is tucked into an unassuming neighborhood in Joplin. From there, the gravel trail winds northward along the former St. Louis–San Francisco Railway,...
MO 5.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park totals just over 52 miles (in two disconnected sections) through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. The trail...
MO 59.6 mi Crushed Stone
The 37.6-mile, partially paved Frisco Highline Trail connects Bolivar and Springfield with plenty to see along the way. If you travel from north to south, you’ll find that the corridor rises at about...
MO 37.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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....
MO 16 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. The crushed-stone trail runs for 2 miles between US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area at the Mississippi...
MO 1.1 mi Crushed Stone
Bear Creek Trail winds across the northern half of  Columbia, following Bear Creek for much of its nearly 5-mile route. Many portions of the trail traverse wooded areas, though the trail is never far...
MO 4.8 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel

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Ruby Jack Trail

Pleasant ride

February, 2024 by wegot2go

Nicely shaded well packed gravel trail. Parked our RV at the Carthage Trailhead in the nearby park. Parking available for cars at the trailhead. Remote trail so bring water and snacks.

Centennial Greenway

Obnoxiously Close To 170

January, 2024 by yvd9rhrxjg

Man this stretch would be mint if I could actually hear myself think along the parts that are literal feet from 170. So much energy and effort building a nice paved trail that is once again ruined by vehicles

Riverfront Heritage Trail

awesomely terrible

November, 2023 by ydm7k9qxyt

If you start where the north east end of the trail is at ballys casino you will find A wide concrete trail with signage and benches. However, 1/10 of a mile end of the trail it’s all blocked off for construction of a stadium and a motel no way around. Back to the vehicle load up the bike and go to the next place you can get on. Ride for 1/4 mile stop for six flights of stairs. Fortunately, there is an elevator for bikers. However, at the top of the elevator, you’re right across a wooden bridge and it dumps you into a commercial industrial area With no signage or sign of a trail. This trail could be awesome but as it is, it sucks. that is totally lacking in a trail and any signage. I rode around for a half an hour in the industrial area, trying to find any sign of the trail. Finally, I gave up and turned around and wrote back. This trailer could be awesome

Accordion

Prairie Creek Greenway

Good trail - loop now complete

November, 2023 by ddyjrl

We enjoyed our first ride on this trail. Not a lot of people and went through pretty scenery. We went on the south route from the trailhead which was a slight climb and then north by road and found trail coming back though this app doesn’t show the connection. The north route is fairly hilly.

Roark Creek Trail

Short ride

November, 2023 by christyfry14

Short little paved trail in amongst bigs hills in Branson. The trail itself is not in traffic, but getting to the trail…whew…big hills and lots of traffic.

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Open as of late October 2023

October, 2023 by kevinkaren

Construction at the Missouri end of the bridge has led to some closures. There is a new park and trailhead facility being built in 2024; I haven't seen what the plans are to keep the bridge and connecting trail open during that phase. Parking on the Illinois side is plentiful.

This was a very nice addition to a ride along the levee in Illinois when I first rode across it around 2012. A decade later the displays are showing their age though the information on them is still readable and worthwhile, as is a ride along the original Route 66 surface that's almost 90 years old!

St. Louis Riverfront Trail (Mississippi Greenway)

Worthwhile

October, 2023 by kevinkaren

I rode from Alton, IL along the Confluence Trail, across Chain of Rocks Bridge (pedestrians and bikes only), then the full length of the St. Louis Riverfront trail to Gateway Arch and a little beyond. This made a very pleasant 55 mile round-trip.

The trail surface is generally quite good, but as an urban trail I preferred to mount my road bike with the wider tires I use on stone trails (I was also passed by fast riders on narrow tires). A new trailhead is being developed at the north end in 2024, but just a mile or so down the trail there are city parks with full facilities. As I continued south the landscape became more commercial and industrial (barge facilities, railroad terminal, auto graveyard). Rather than detracting from the ride I found it interesting to see what activities still remain from the Mississippi's heyday as a working river. Throughout this section the trail runs along the levee- on top, or along either side of it. There are a few "rest stop" facilities along this stretch, and painted arrows with an arch symbol reminded me of my destination.

Towards the south end the trail came to an abrupt end between 2 brick buildings. A one-block ride next to the building and through 2 open gates in a chain-link fence brought me onto a recognizable trail again. A long-term project has closed the trail from here to the Eads Bridge, but the detour is simple (go 1 block west and take the cobblestone street). The trail resumes at Gateway Arch National Park as a wide path along the river and past the statue of Lewis and Clark (and Seaman the dog), who are looking west through the Arch toward the vast new U.S. territory they have just returned from exploring.

The trail continues about a half mile further south, then ends with a flourish.

Columbia Bottom Trail - Missouri River Greenway

still not open

October, 2023 by suejwebbwill71

Trail is almost completely overgrown now. All access to confluence was closed. Too bad.

James River Greenway

We found no way to connect with another trail and a narrow bridge (2 lane car bridge without and bike lane or walkway) crosses the river. Nicely surfaced path rides alongside the river.

September, 2023 by rfarrar_tl

We found no way to connect with another trail and a narrow bridge (2 lane car bridge without and bike lane or walkway) crosses the river. Nicely surfaced path rides alongside the river.

Galloway Creek Greenway

Nice trail for a short bike ride, good asphalt or concrete surfaces, wide enough to pass walkers. Trail appeared to have ways to connect easily with other trails.

September, 2023 by rfarrar_tl

Nice trail for a short bike ride, good asphalt or concrete surfaces, wide enough to pass walkers. Trail appeared to have ways to connect easily with other trails.

Creve Coeur Park Trails

Great walk/jog some areas along lake are shaded by trees. Good paved easy trail.

August, 2023 by bobbi01

Great walk/jog some areas along lake are shaded by trees. Good paved easy trail.

Ruby Jack Trail

Nice e-bike ride

August, 2023 by randles.harris

My wife and I rode the Ruby-Jack. It was a good trail for our cruiser e-bikes. There was quite a bit of shade and the chat was packed good in most places. We enjoyed it. The trail still hasn’t been extended to the state line. Actual cleaned out and rideable miles are about thirteen which includes a railroad carryover at Carl Junction. We would recommend this trail and kudos to the the area cyclists club for this trail!!

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