Forest City Trail

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10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
7.3
avg mph
21
ridden
8
wishlist
1:22
avg time

Network
AVERAGE RATING
4.20 out of 5
About This Trail
added by mtnspectre Gnarly on July 18, 2010
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This is a new trail built by volunteers and Route 66 bike shop. Counter clockwise or clockwise either way it's pretty easy. There are a few areas (creek crossings) that may be challenging for beginners but a slightly experienced rider will have no issues with this trail. Lots of rocks and not much elevation gain.

Update 6/17/14:

For 2014 Forest City is upgraded with an additional 1.5 miles of trail and a new downhill-only pump/flow trail. Updated maps are available at the trailhead most of the time, and also can be easily downloaded from route66bicycles.com/get/shreddy.
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kc0aac on August 15, 2014
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Review: Some side loops more technical

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CFM on July 22, 2014
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Review: This is one of the best places to ride that you've never heard of. Forest City has been layed out on city property a short greenway ride from the center of St. James. It features a lot of rocky terrain, many twists and turns, ledges, and a neat little downhill run that can be repeated by taking a gravel return route. The trail has different difficulty options clearly marked. The only drawback was that I never quite knew where I was while riding. This is usually remedied with a trail map, but none were available at the trailhead the day I rode.

Similar Trail: Binder Lake

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restlessrmtb on May 22, 2014
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Review: It's definitely a beginner trail for the most part, but there are some alternate routes labeled as more difficult that are intermediate. These sections are more technical and a load of fun. If you live close by it is definitely worth it.

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Bubblehead10MM on June 1, 2014
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Review: I'd have to place over all dificulty at intermediate, just based on the amount of rocks, and climbing. I agree that the tech options are all pretty much intermediate, or at least doable with practice by a duffer like me :)
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rollhard on July 23, 2013
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Review: Narrow trail lots of rocks but fast with a few short climbs here and there. Very well mantained.

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dgw2jr on March 17, 2013
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Review: Awesome trail system! We rode it clockwise and it flowed nicely. Lots of rocks. The trail tread seems to change every mile or so which is pretty cool. There is some climbing but none of the grades are too steep or extended. Excellent use of the terrain. This was my wife's first ride of the year and she loved it.

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Bubblehead10MM on November 3, 2012
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Review: Sweet. Really nice. Trail can go ether direction. Starting at parking TH is back by drive way on E side or you can go down the cinder path till pavement and you'll see the other end on the RT. Trails are well tended with no debris, even the leaves were swept off . Lots of the trail is nice smooth woods riding, but at least half is rocky gnarly stuff to keep it interesting. Three sections labeled intermediate have bypasses but they each have an advanced section in middle(should be ride able, even if I endoed :( It's also a good long trail with lots of good climbing, but you could bail half way on the jogging path.Way fun if you like some ruff stuff. Trail maintained by gorctrails.com

* Review edited 11/3/2012

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mjyg_sunshine on September 26, 2011
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Review: Enjoyed the trail. Nice loop than can be done rather quickly. Very few technical challenges. Mostly level with some slight elevation changes.

Similar Trail: None at this time. Just moved to area and checking them all out!!

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123365 on February 16, 2011
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Review: Smooth and fast some short gradual climbs, not really technical at all, but really fast and buff! Good trail. Don't ride while wet, don't ruin it for the rest of us...

Similar Trail: Magrudervillle

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extreme2red on November 15, 2010
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Review: Couple of good elevation changes. Lots of rocks and some tough creek crossings. Light technical work. i think you could rate this trail in a higher difficulty if it were longer. Overall it is fun and close by like mtnspectre said. That makes it a 5 for me.

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mtnspectre on July 18, 2010
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Review: Nice singletrack trail for the area. Some rocks but not very technical. Still a good trail to ride and the plus is, it's not an hour drive for me.

* Review edited 7/18/2010

Similar Trail: Lions Park in Rolla or MaGrudderville near Edgar Springs

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Forest City Trail MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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