Binder Lake

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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 (17)
 

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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Granny Gear

April 30, 2015
stmshovel Granny Gear  
 
Review: tlongpine, please go work on a trail once and then you will have the beginnings of an educated opinion about what makes a well built/maintained multi-use trail. Your taking a star because an educated trail user calls you out on your immaturity only confirms their statement. Please just stick to commuting to class and stay off of the trails during bad conditions. Remember, someone has to fix what you screw up.

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Bunny Hop

March 29, 2015
Starling Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I hike these trails (weather permitting). The bikers are always kind when we pass each other. For a quick hike I take the green trail (can do a loop in 30 min). But most of the time I head onto the Blue or Yellow. The yellow trail is the most challenging trail at Binder and the most scenic. Going along the lake at sunset is magnificent. There are ticks here in the summer so wear repellant.

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Trailblazer

February 13, 2015
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: Standard CX fare - not too technical, not too flat.

Good trail, but nothing memorable or unique.

Its a good ride if you're in the area but its not a destination.

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Trailblazer

February 19, 2015
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: *rolls eyes*

Taking a star away from my review b/c the locals are hostile clowns.

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Trailblazer

February 17, 2015
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: @CFM

Take a chill-pill, angry internet man.

I ran the trail on foot last week when the ground was frozen solid. And yeah, the trail has seen some abuse this winter.

It appears that you're out there about every other day or so based on your check-ins, so maybe I'll just cast accusations at you.

Based on your pictures of Bangert Island Trail, this wouldn't be your first offense. Stay off the trail, Sheriff. It's wet and you're destroying it.

There's similar (worse actually) trail abuse at Rock Bridges. I blame the proximity to concentrated populations of MU grads.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

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Binder Lake MTB Trail 4.59 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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