North Trace Creek Section

Potosi, Missouri

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The north half of the Trace Creek Section of the Ozark Trail is a 14-mile out-and-back. It can be made into a loop by returning to the starting point via county highways and dirt roads that add another 13 miles. This moderately difficult trail is not excessively rocky or technical, but you will need to be in good physical condition to handle the long distance and numerous climbs between the ridges and creek bottoms. With a little perseverance and a good attitude, a beginner could enjoy this ride. It is almost all single-track, with a few short sections following abandoned forest roads. Most of the trail is sandy hardpack with a few stretches of rock and loose gravel. This trail is located 20 miles southwest of Potosi.
Mountain Bike! Ozarks

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Mountain Bike! Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

The north half of the Trace Creek Section of the Ozark Trail is a 14-mile out-and-back. It can be made into a loop by returning to the starting point via county highways and dirt roads that add another 13 miles.

This moderately difficult trail is not excessively rocky or technical, but you will need to be in good physical condition to handle the long distance and numerous climbs between the ridges and creek bottoms. With a little perseverance and a good attitude, a beginner could enjoy this ride. It is almost all single-track, with a few short sections following abandoned forest roads. Most of the trail is sandy hardpack with a few stretches of rock and loose gravel. This trail is located 20 miles southwest of Potosi.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Potosi
Distance: 14
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Spring and fall are the best seasons for riding this trail. Warm days sometimes occur during winter, but stream crossings can still chill you. Summer often offers good riding, and the Missouri heat and humidity could be offset with dips in creeks along the ride, or in nearby Council Bluff Lake.
Local Contacts: Mark Twain National Forest 573-438-5427
Local Maps: USGS Courtois, Palmer, Johnson Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to North Trace Creek Section

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7/26/2000
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This is a good trail to ride in the potosi area. There are a few tough areas, but oberall the trail isn't too difficult. If your looking for a long ride this is the one to do.



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