Binder Lake

4.59 out of 5
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↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
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There are 4 different trails to choose from ranging in a variety of skill levels. The blue and green trails are probably the most traveled, but still very well maintained. There are all kinds of switchbacks, short climbs, creek crossings, etc. If you bike all the trails it equals close to 11 miles. Great place to ride!!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: How well does this trail dry? I will be in Columbia the week between Christmas and New years and I would like to ride here but, I don't want to damage the trail if it will still be sloppy. -Tim Kingery

A: Wow, things have changed quickly! We got some rain last night and are now expecting rain Tuesday and Wednesday. The long range forecast is for a good chance of rain through the weekend. I would say bring your bike and if its too wet take a spin on the KATY or MKT trail as a fall back option.

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Reviews (23)

Granny Gear

May 5, 2019
JoshStroud Granny Gear  
Review: Had a lot of fun with beginner rider
Ditched him to explore more and enjoyed ride around lake. More trails to ride for next time!


August 3, 2018
addy87 Gramcounter  
Review: I need to lower a couple other trail reviews....

Nicely marked trails, well kept, nice scenery and lots of challenges. That bridge featured in the photo section is 18" wide. Another one was only 12"wise but it was short.

Riding the Green and Blue trails, there are some jumps, a double, a couple table tops, some berms and several narrow tree gaps. There are also several creek drops and then there are the climbs with roots, rocks and then roots and rocks. Those were the most challenging because of all the loose stuff. Not unmanageable, just challenging.

The trails are all accurately named so you know what you're getting in to. Riding both the Green and Blue gave me 9 miles on my odometer.

Granny Gear

April 18, 2018
JT0114 Granny Gear  
Review: Great Trail! Very well maintained!

Bunny Hop

November 10, 2017
Review: Great trail with lots of miles of riding to be found. Fairly technical in places but not too challenging for a beginner. Mostly flat with a few minor climbs.

Granny Gear

June 25, 2017
walker87a Granny Gear  
Review: Best trail system I've found in mid missouri


June 4, 2017
Midmoab Trailblazer  
Review: We rode the yellow loop. Weather was a bit hot and humid making for some of the rock areas a bit slick. This is a great trail with a variety of obstacles to enjoy. The first 3/4 of the trail is a good balance of climbs and short downhills with very little without some sort of technical aspect. Combinations of roots and rocks in areas of tight switchbacks, small stream crossings, and trees on the edge of the trail make this a fun pick-n-ride area. The last 1/4 of the ride has little elevation but is on the lake edge packed with roots and rocks where a wrong turn may end up with a cool swim. Overall very fun.

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Granny Gear

March 10, 2017
orizaba Granny Gear  
Review: Four distinct trails, from beginner to advanced. Plenty of challenges for any level of rider.

Bunny Hop

January 26, 2017
Review: It is a great trail to ride for intermediate riders. It has smooth single track with some wooden obstacles, the north yellow loop in the far side if the lake is technical and very rooty. there are four loops, the blue and the green connect together to make a big loop while the red and yellow take separate rides to get to. The blue and green are easier while the red and yellow are shorter but require some more skills. Great place to ride for a couple hours.

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Granny Gear

August 24, 2016
Review: I am pretty new to MTN Biking and chose to do this trail to learn a few things. I was told that the Green Trail was for noobs so I started there. Its a pretty nice trail with some decent up hill and quick downhill. there were a few mud pits that I didn't expect to see with the dry weather we've had lately but they were there. The trail gets used pretty regularly as I see lots of people at the trailhead every time I go there. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I can't wait to graduate to the blue trail next.


November 3, 2015
Review: I rode the blue and green trails with someone who has been riding them for years. The trails are wonderfully maintained and combine beginning and intermediate challenges. There are some narrow bridges which challenge the balance of a beginner on a mountain bike and some fairly smooth but steep gully dips and climbs which are good for positioning and shifting training for a beginner. There is plenty of fun on both of these trails. I didn't try the red trail as it touts as advanced.

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