Missouri Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Bear Creek Trail (MO)

4.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Frisco Greenway Trail

5.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Frisco Highline Trail

37.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Katy Trail State Park

239.5 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

46.2 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

West Alton Trail

1.1 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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
Advisory: As of June 2019, parts of the Katy Trail are flooded. Please check trail conditions on the Missouri State Parks website before going out to ride. At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail...
MO 239.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park travels just over 46 miles through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. At either end are two towns full of...
MO 46.2 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....
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

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Katy Trail State Park

Katy trail

September, 2019 by melvinadrian55

Do to flooding the beginning of the trail is not in good shape. If you pick up the trail in St. Charles it is great from there.

Busch Greenway

12.8 mile full circle

September, 2019 by myerscreative

My wife and two older kids joined me on this one. We started at the Nuclear Waste Park which had a huge amount of free, easy parking right off 94. The Hamburg path runs through the park and we traveled north-east and connected to Busch as it went under 94. The Busch path ends at the Katy trial so we jumped on that and went west until we could jump back on the Hamburg path north back to the parking spot.

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

Long Straight Flat Crushed Gravel

September, 2019 by joebus76

Pleasant Hill to 1 hour and back. Nice trail with normal overhead canopy debris here and there. Very smooth concrete bridges. Some short washed out sections repaired with larger loose gravel not yet compacted. Very monotonous compared to some other rail trails , but good for conversation. Averaged 13-17mph. The highlight of the day trip was the Wyoming Street Wine Stop after the ride.

Accordion

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

Family bike ride

August, 2019 by dkmaclachlan

We rode this trail with our two kids, 10 and 13. This was a Nice trail, good view, shaded, a fairly flat bike ride. There are some spots you can get in tablerock so that was a bonus.

Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail

A great chance to enjoy nature!

July, 2019 by lmgrojean1s

Flat, minimal hills, and winds throughout the city! Very pretty through wooded areas. Offers a great escape for bikers! Well-maintained. Plenty of room to pass others and even ride alongside friends.

Frisco Greenway Trail

Nice trail....start at the Crazy Llama coffee shop in Webb City

June, 2019 by hollyajones1961

Hard to find the beginning of the trail from the maps but found it started by the coffee shop! The port a potty was actually in the middle of the trail....use it because there isn’t one at the end in Joplin! Will definitely ride it again. Nice tree canopy coverage in much of the trail!

St. Vincent Greenway Trail

Not Good for Skating

June, 2019 by alextaylor8356

I would not rollerblade or skateboard on this trail. There are hills that lead into turns that force you to brake down the hill. Not great for advanced skaters without brakes on their skates. Beginner skaters SHOULD NOT use this trail. Would recommend for those looking to add hills in their long distances runs or cycling.

St. Louis Riverfront Trail

Great training spot

April, 2019 by penelope.gingivitis

I love this trail for two primary reasons:
- there's hardly anyone ever on it
- it has very long contiguous sections that are great for training on my bike.

Grant's Trail

Great trail for biking.

March, 2019 by dsburrows88

An added bonus is the trail passes by the Clydesdale stables at Grant's Farm, and I have seen the young foals come up to the fence on a couple of my rides. This is one of those bike trails that's close to everything but sometimes makes you feel like you're getting away from it all.

Missouri Riverfront Trail

A Valuable Transportation and Recreational Asset

March, 2019 by kirbyfarren

As of summer 2018 the Riverfront Trail is open it's full length from the western trailhead at 9 Highway to the eastern one in EH Young Riverfront park. I ride it regularly, find it to be in excellent shape and quite peaceful.

Starting at the western trailhead the trail is asphalt as it winds through quiet woods in the bottomland next to the Missouri River. As you continue, the trail climbs up to the Quindaro Bend Levee where it becomes pea gravel. The trail travels under Interstate 635 and 169 Highway before dropping down from the levee adjacent to Argosy Casino. From here, the trail becomes concrete and parallels the roads. Traffic into the casino can be heavy at times, so be mindful at road crossings. The trail finally ends just past the casino at EH Young Riverfront Park. Directly across the casino you can also access the Line Creek Trail, which will lead you into downtown Riverside and provide access all the way up to Barry Road, as well as the Briarcliff Linear Trail.

Eventually the Missouri Riverfront Trail is supposed to connect to English Landing Park in downtown Parkville. A concrete path has been poured leading to the park and is rideable, but it's exit (only 50 yards or so shy of English Landing) is currently gated off. I suspect this is due to a railroad right-of-way issue, as the path would need to be perilously close to the busy railroad tracks. Hopefully this connection is finished soon, as it would provide a car-free commuting route between Parkville and Riverside.

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

A Decent Urban Trail with Many Road Crossings

March, 2019 by kirbyfarren

I bike the Trolley Track Trail to get from the Country Club Plaza to Waldo frequently. The trail surface is similar to most rail-trails, and it can get quite crowded with walkers and joggers on nice evenings. There are also numerous road crossings, so it's difficult to keep up a decent pace. If you're in a hurry you're better off riding adjacent Brookside Boulevard. Overall this is a decent trail for commuting and leisurely weekend rides, but too short, with too many road crossings to make it any sort of destination.

Katy Trail State Park

Thanks

February, 2019 by fredtrunctq

An absolute must for any biker hiker or wanderer to take in. The canopy of trees and trail way tunnel near roachport Missouri is awesome.

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