Mountain Bike! Ozarks Guide Book

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)
Mountain Bike Ozarks  by Steve Henry

340pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0897323254

This book provides detailed information on more than 90 of the best rides throughout the Ozarks of Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky, including tours through Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark National Forest, and Ouachita National Forest. Author Steve Henry has selected a diverse collection of trails that offer something for novice and expert moutain bikers alike. From technical singletrack to wide gravel roads along meandering streams, if it's good riding, it's profiled here.

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Trails from the "Mountain Bike! Ozarks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 94.
... Preview: Allsop Park, a Little Rock green space since the 1920s, consists of two tracts of beautiful open space in the northern part of the city. The wilder north section hides a three-quarter-mile loop that f ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Little Rock, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This 13-mile loop is very difficult in some places, and it is not recommended for beginners. Some short unrideable sections will require portages. These are usually the steeper sections, where the tra ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Womack, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Bear Creek Cycle Trail, a 31-mile point-to-point single-track designed for and used by motorcycles, follows the edge of Lake Greeson in southwest Arkansas. The trail surface between Laurel Creek a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Kirby, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: The Bear Creek Trails comprise four loops of 12 to 14 miles each in the northeastern Ouachita Mountains. The trails total 45 miles over gravel roads, abandoned logging roads, and single-track. Riders ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Jessieville, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Bench Road Trail is a four-mile ride on an abandoned double-track road encircling Mt. Nebo 300 feet below its summit. Suitable for riders of all skill levels, the trail surface is mostly hardpack ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Dardanelle, AR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Put the 24-mile Berryman Trail on your must-ride list: it offers one of the best mountain bike experiences in Ozark Country. Almost all of this scenic loop ride is on single-track-parts are rough and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Berryman, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: The Big Brushy Trail is a 12-mile network, with an 8-mile main loop using the Brushy Creek Trail, part of the Ouachita Trail, and Forest Service Road 813A. This challenging trail system is not recomme ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Mount Ida, AR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Scenic vistas, stream fords, caves, springs, wildflowers- this 21 mile loop is a wealth of wonders. The north part of the loop follows the Blue Ridge Horse Trail, and the south leg follows the western ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Winona, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: Blue River Parkway and Minor Park form a long, skinny riverside hideaway in the heart of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The hard-packed trail here are a great place for riders of all skill levels. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Kansas City, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Buffalo Gap Mountain Bike Ride is named for a narrow gap that was the site of buffalo hunts in the early days of the Ouachitas. The loop ride is an easy nine-mile cruise for beginners on gravel fo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Jessieville, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: If some nice easy riding and beautiful views are the order for your day, you'll enjoy this 12-mile loop. For the most part, it follows beginner-suited gravel Forest Service roads. But experts don't ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Cass, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The 3.2-mile Busch Biking-Hiking Trail passes by many of the abandoned bunkers that once housed high explosives. The trail is an easy one, following a combination of old roads from the area's military ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Saint Charles, MO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This state forest's 15-mile network of trails winds through 2,505 acres of rugged Ozark topography. Beginners will enjoy riding along the roads paralleling Woods Fork and Camp Creek. Adventurous begin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Springfield, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This is great place to ride for cyclists of all skill levels. Climbs are short, and most grades are easy. Just lots of hard-packed single-track, twisting and turning through the lush woods that carpet ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Little Rock, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: The Canal Loop Trail is a 14-mile network of excellent single-track paths-much of it tight, twisty, and exhilarating. Four connector trails allow rides ranging from 11 miles on the main outer loop to ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Grand Rivers, KY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Castlewood State Park features 13 miles of trails divided into four loops of 2 to 3 miles each. There's something for everyone here. The River Scene and Grotpeter Trails begin near the picnic area nea ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Ballwin, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The trail traverses the low ridges and tributaries of Cedar Creek, crossing that stream at two points. Total mileage of all loops is 35 miles, but only the first 8 miles north of from Pine Ridge are r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Guthrie, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Chadwick Motorcycle Use Area networks more than 100 miles of trail in a 12-square-mile area of the Mark Twain National Forest. It offers something for every mountain biker: potential loops of almost a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Chadwick, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The Charlton Trail is a four-mile point-to-point stretch of single-track trail suitable for riders of all skill levels. The trail surface is fairly uniform, posing no technical problems for beginners, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Hot Springs, AR - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Nine miles long, the Chubb Trail is a versatile and popular point-to-point trails with a short loop on its eastern end. It connects with West Tyson County Park to Lone Elk County Park, passing through ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Ozarks"
Saint Louis, MO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14