Level: Advanced
Length: 18 mi (29 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 11 riders
 

Mountain Biking Crowder State Park Trails

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#43 of 158 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#2884 in the world

Crowder State Park is a few miles west of Trenton in the Green Hills region of north Missouri. Within the park there are approximately 18 miles of trail divided between four separate loops and connectors. The terrain varies from bottomland forest to steep, rocky, wooded hills. Views of Crowder Lake and the Thompson River along with some historical features provide added interest. Two of the trails are shared with Equestrians.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Trenton take Hwy. 6 approximately two miles west, turn right (north) onto Hwy. 146 and continue for one mile to Hwy. 128. Turn right (north) on Hwy. 128 into the park.
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  • Midmoab
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    I only rode the two eastern trails, not the multi-use equestrian trail. These two are certainly not pure singletrack, but incorporate wider doubletrack for extensive portions. I rode in frozen conditions, some areas snow covered making the longer, steep, sustained climbs difficult. However, I can imagine that in better conditions sections of this trail would be very fun mixing a few technical features with more flowy areas. Lots of roots and rocks in the singletrack portions. Rocks that are engaged, and some loose. Roots that are exposed mostly due to erosion. I would not categorize either of the trails I rode as difficult, but maybe lower intermediate.

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  • heckmanlloyd
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    The mountain bike/ hiking trails were great. Summer good flow with a few technical obstacles make for a great ride. The trails that are shared with equestrian use are horrible. They were rutted with hoof prints that were a foot deep in places. I recommend starting at the camp ground and doing short of a lollipop loop.

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  • kayakerfan
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    There are two main trails accessible from the dam, these are the two I've ridden several times. The River Forks trail is pretty difficult, including steps in a couple of places. The Tall Oaks trail is a little easier, but does have some rocky places requiring some rock navigation skills. An intermediate rider should be able to make it through both without getting off, although the River Forks trail will be a little more challenging.

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    Id say all 3 trails are pretty hard, expect alot of rooty up hills and large slippery rocks... expect pushing your bike some. But the park is one of central/north Missouri's must rides. It does have some fast and flowing parts that make it all worth while. If you're in the area check it out!

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