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Level: Intermediate
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +542/ -536 ft
Total: 82 riders

Mountain Biking Binder Lake

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#5 of 169 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#380 in the world

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!!!!

First added by mstacey79 on Nov 15, 2009. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From downtown Jefferson City, take Hwy 50 West to the Apache Flats exit merging right. Stay on that road for a couple of miles until you see Binder Lake Road. As you enter you'll see some softball fields the park entrance, etc. Go straight. When you hit the T in the road, go left and follow the road around the lake. Park at the bait shop and the trail head is right across the street.
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Dry (on Sep 24, 2020)
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Rider questions

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.
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.