Crowder State Park

Trenton, Missouri

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You can explore Crowder on 9.5 miles of trails laid out in three separate loops. The 1.5-mile River Forks Trail follows an even split of abandoned road and single-track. The highlight of this ride is the junction of the Thompson and Weldon Rivers. Here a huge sand beach makes a perfect spot for resting, wading in the rivers, and enjoying the sunshine. On the southern end of the loop is a picnic site in the woods, another great place to take a break. The River Forks Trail is best ridden counterclockwise so the grades with lots of waterbars are handled as descents. These trails are located 3 miles west of Trenton.
Mountain Bike! Ozarks

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Mountain Bike! Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

You can explore Crowder on 9.5 miles of trails laid out in three separate loops. The 1.5-mile River Forks Trail follows an even split of abandoned road and single-track. The highlight of this ride is the junction of the Thompson and Weldon Rivers.

Here a huge sand beach makes a perfect spot for resting, wading in the rivers, and enjoying the sunshine. On the southern end of the loop is a picnic site in the woods, another great place to take a break. The River Forks Trail is best ridden counterclockwise so the grades with lots of waterbars are handled as descents. These trails are located 3 miles west of Trenton.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Trenton
Distance: 9.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: All seasons are great for riding these relatively short trails, but spring and fall are best. Crowder Lake has swimming beaches for postride cooling.
Local Contacts: Crowder State Park 660-359-6473
Local Maps: USGS Trenton West
Driving Directions: Directions to Crowder State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/22/2005
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Crowder has an excellent mountain bike trails. There is now around 18 miles of trail thanks to locals putting in lots of time and work. The trails range anywhere from rocky and technical to hilly to flat and fast. These are a must ride if you are in the area.



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Apr 2018