Missouri Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Bear Creek Trail (MO)

4.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Frisco Greenway Trail

4 mi
State: MO
Gravel

Frisco Highline Trail

36 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Katy Trail State Park

239.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

47.5 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

West Alton Trail

2 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Columbia’s Bear Creek Trail links two of the city's most popular community parks: the 533-acre Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (popularly known as Cosmo Park) in the west and the 81.5-acre...
MO 4.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Frisco Greenway Trail runs along a portion of the former St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (the Frisco), which played an important role in the development of Joplin and Webb City. Jasper County...
MO 4 mi Gravel
The 36-mile Frisco Highline Trail connects Springfield to Bolivar, winding its way through Missouri farm country along an abandoned rail corridor. The 8-mile section from Springfield to the north end...
MO 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the...
MO 239.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park travels 47.5 miles through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. At either end are two towns full of charm and...
MO 47.5 mi Crushed Stone
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...
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 St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation...
MO 2 mi Crushed Stone

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Prairie Creek Greenway

Partially shaded low traffic paved path

August, 2017 by nfoster.750cc

The fairly remote paved running path consisted of small rolling hills and low traffic. At 5:45 on a weekday we passed only four people on our out and back from the south parking lot. We ran about 3.25 miles of the path and it was well maintained and quiet. the south trailhead had a port-o-potty and convenient parking right off of N highway south of Platte City. There were some decent hills in the mix of you are looking to do hill repeats.

Columbia Bottom Trail - Missouri River Greenway

closed

August, 2017 by randalnic

Very nice area. Paved trail being rebuilt because of flooding. Conservation agent very helpful. Gravel and paved roads to ride but smooth

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

Lovely and Challenging

July, 2017 by aubrey.hooley

We sailed through the hot sun completing 98.6 miles which was intenseeeeeeee. We camped at Pleasant Hill City Lake which was lovely and started in Pleasant Hill early morning biking from there to Windsor and back. Loose gravel most of the way with a packed edge to it except for three or so miles from Chilhowee towards Leeton. Those three or so miles were very loose gravel which we came to say was "that hellish part." Hopefully, it gets more redone as years go by in that section. Nice wide spread to bike on for the whole trail with little ponds here and there.
Our intentions were only to go to Chilhowee and back but we felt that sense we could do the long haul. One of our group headed back at Chilhowee hanging with a cool crew of a German long distancer and two men with a small dog. It's that way on these trails although VERY little people were seen. We saw a total of maybe 5 bikers the entire day although the heat may have scared off a few.
We started at 7:30am and ended at 10:00pm. We did have an hour eating and napping at Windsor which was lovely and stopped both ways at the store in Chilhowee. You MUST stop at this cute rural mecca with a homegrown feel and easy to get tire tubes and a hot meal if needed(no hot food Sunday). Such nice folks too and a little room to eat and get air conditioning if needed. Needing water is a really big deal as this trail is pretty non established in terms of little stores and such. On this trail you can get water in Chilhowee and that's pretty much it unless you ask at farmhouses or go into the small towns more than a few miles off trail.
However, beautiful corridor of trees, fields and fields of corn, and the beauty of friends, the sun as it rose and set and sounds of nature.
Awesome!

Accordion

Frisco Highline Trail

Trail needs a good tree trimming

July, 2017 by adsitonline

I rode this trail last summer from Springfield to Walnut Grove and back and really enjoyed it. This summer I stopped to ride the Northern section from Bolivar to Walnut Grove to see all the bridges. Ended up turning around just before Wishart due to all the low hanging tree branches and the spider webs that were hanging down between the tree branches on both sides of the path. After a couple of miles of plowing through them, I gave up especially after noticing a few dozen spiders crawling around my legs, arms, bike, helmet and across my glasses. I don't give up very easily but enough is enough. What a beautiful ride this trail would be if, like other trails, (especially the Katy Trail that I rode next), the towns along the trail would pitch in and trim it back.

St. Louis Riverfront Trail

JC

July, 2017 by jc_bates

It would be much better if there was water available at the Bridge on the North end all the time

Frisco Greenway Trail

Short, but sweet

July, 2017 by travisgarren

The Frisco Greenway is within a mile of my house. It is supported by local volunteers and donations. The surface is hard packed gravel that is appropriate for runners and hybrid bikes. It is well traveled during the daylight and has very few road crossings. There are some connecting paved bike paths (extra wide sidewalks) at about the midpoint of the trail. There is no water on the trail, but there is a porta-potty at the mid point and the south end.

Urban Trail (St. Joseph Trail System)

Pickett trail

July, 2017 by tball1285

I rode the part of the trail from Pickett Road to the Noyes parkway by the rec center and back. The ride was very enjoyable and staff at Rec center was very friendly allowed me to get some water and fill my bottles. great section for new riders.

Katy Trail State Park

I've done this end to end a few times

July, 2017 by the3

This is the best trail in the country, IMNSHO. That I live near it may have something to do with my opinion :). It does get more interesting as you go west past Jeff City. It also gets more remote from resources and is less well kept. Since this mostly follows the Missouri River, it's subject flooding, a lot. If you have the gear for cold weather, it is much better in the winter as you don't have to deal with the occasional trail users who (while innocent) don't understand trail etiquette and it's not likely to flood or have a tornado. I've been on the trail after/during both. The Missouri cresting and engulfing the trail behind and in front of one is, I have to say, the scarier of the two scenarios, in my experience.

Truman Park/St. Stanislaus Trail - Missouri River Greenway

Truman Park Trail

July, 2017 by loxx69z

Truman park trail has alot to offer.
Kid friendly playgrounds, picnic sites, a pond for fishing, & hiking/ biking trail.
True indeed, the paved trail is short, but if you get an "itch to venture" take the paved trail to the end and explore the hiking trail which will take you to St.Stanislaus Conservation Park @ Aubuchon Creek.
It's a scenic journey & loads of fun to mountain bike through.

Riverwoods Trail - Missouri River Greenway

River damages

July, 2017 by 5plager8

The spring floods of 2017 really did a number on this trail. In fact, a portion of the trail eroded and the trail got rerouted at a small part. That section is currently gravel, so skating isn't an option. Everywhere else in the park is paved trail and is very nice. The floods did create a lot of mud banks too.

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

Beautiful Trail!

June, 2017 by lynns_tl

We rode from the Medford Trailhead west for about 8 miles and back on 6/26/17. The trail was in fantastic shape and we enjoyed riding past Rock Island Lake where the locomotives used to refill their boilers.

We got caught in a torrential downpour for the last 3+ miles on our way back to the car. Although it didn't make for the best ending to a great ride, we were very impressed at how the trail maintained its integrity during such heavy rain.

We can't wait to go back and ride other sections of this trail.

Creve Coeur Park Trails

Good trail

June, 2017 by mike.hamp

Good trail and well taken care of, but the traffic as a biker is super heavy especially on the boat house side. Not many large hills, but the traffic on it is what makes it not as enjoyable.

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