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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +178/184 ft
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Radiant Trail

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#69 of 166 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#4,802 in the world

Short trail that flows very well. All singletrack with several rock gardens
thrown into the mix in the first half mile and multiple field crossings and some
decent downhills. Great little loop to bring a first timer too or to do several
laps some afternoon. Plus it's the closest trail around.

First added by bpc8c8 on Jul 22, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Sedalia, MO, take Highway 65 north about 4 miles. You will see Bothwell
Lodge on a bluff up ahead. Make a right onto Bothwell Park Road then take
the second left onto Bothwell State Park Road to enter the park. Take the
first left to the playground/park area and the trailhead is straight ahead.
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  • Midmoab

    Ok here goes. I live in mid missouri and have ridden many trails across the state. I am about fifty miles from this trail. Is it worth the driver? Yup! I rode this loop today a couple of times and did not encounter anyone. Not a bike. Not a hiker. I did meet a turtle. And a lot of spiders in their webs. Despite the apparent lack of traffic on this trail it was clear and well marked. It is super fast with almost no sustained elevation changes so it flows really well. I rode it counter clockwise hitting plenty of rocks and roots to keep it interesting. There are two short grassy sections that I could have done without, but then a fun series of switchbacks through a cedar area to wrap out the loop. I rode the 3.2 miles in about 25 minutes. Then I rode it again a bit faster, smiling. Have fun. if you are in mid Mo check it out.

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  • Travis E

    This is only my 3rd trail I've done. This is a very fun loop. Very rocky in the beginning but smooths out toward the end. Easy to navigate. Some decent downhill sections. Awesome for me because it's only 20 mins away. Would recommend it to anyone. Can also make a day out of it as the park area has a cool recreation area with a bbq grill, v ball court . Ride the loop, then bbq. Make it a day!

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  • heckmanlloyd

    This is a decent little trail, not too long though. As said before, a great place to take a beginner. I took my wife so she could get in a loop without, "Plotting my death," as she says, and it's got enough rock garden to keep me entertained, We both enjoyed the trail, and enjoyed the picnic area as well. I would recommend this trail if you are on Hwy 65 and in the area. I would not go too far out of the way though. There is not enough trail to make it worth the drive.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    I was surprised by this little trail. It was fun to ride. I guess I wasn't expecting much because of the short distance but it wound around the edges of the park in interesting fashion. It won't draw people in from very far away but if you happen to be in the area it is worth a quick spin or two. Pack a picnic lunch and spend some time touring the lodge for a fun afternoon.

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