Binder Lake

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4.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
14
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
661
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
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 (20)
 

Granny Gear

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.

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Granny Gear

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

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June 4, 2017
Midmoab Gramcounter  
 
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.

Similar Trail: Monte Sano- Alabama

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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.

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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.

Similar Trail: honey run

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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.

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Gramcounter

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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Gramcounter

October 11, 2015
 
Review: This was the best trail I've been on for my skill level. I was a high school athlete - but that was 20 years ago. No I'm 25lbs overweight, I grab the breaks on most downhills, and 'obstacles' are usually 'stop and push-tackles'. Here I was able to pedal through most everything, clear the obstacles, and enjoy the man-made bridges and ramps. This trail really helped build my confidence and I feel like this is one that could be a lot of fun building some speed and skill on.

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Granny Gear

September 29, 2015
 
Review: My wife and I rode the Green Loop this evening after work. Nice flowing trail with fun climbing and features. You can tell the folks here do a lot to keep this trail in great shape. We normally ride for fitness and thought we would give this a try. Glad we did. Thank you to the folks that provide this great resource!

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Trailblazer

September 9, 2015
 
Review: Great trails with a little bit of everything! Mostly flowy, with some rock gardens, roots, loose descents, bridges and log piles mixed in. Mostly rolling, with a couple short, steeper ascents and descents. I stopped on my way through on a road trip and got a good 2 hour ride in. Despite no actual trail signs, trails were well-marked with arrows and I had no trouble finding my way. I took a picture of the map at the trailhead just in case but never needed to use it. Trails were very well-maintained---thanks guys!

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Binder Lake MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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