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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +513/ -532 ft
Total: 64 riders

Mountain Biking Ruth Stockdale/walnut Woods

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#23 of 169 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#1,521 in the world

Good network of single track trails in the Ruth Stocksdale park in Liberty Mo. There is even a skill structure set up in the beginner loop.

First added by on Oct 23, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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Its located on S. La Frenz road in Liberty MO
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  • talkintimanderson

    First time out here, trails are great! It is only the second time I have ridden single track other is hodges park which I enjoyed very much as well. At stockdale I got pretty exhuasted and was not able to find a way to the trail head easily, but I made it!

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  • Midmoab

    We rode this trail yesterday enjoying a sunny day in the 60's. The trail was fast and flowing with a great balance of climbs and downhill portions. We started on the south section [watch those handlebars between the trees on the built wood "bridge"!] and ran this through to a section on the north. However, despite the postings on Urban Trail, the ride became very muddy and we elected to turn back to avoid damaging the system. So, we rode that south section several times and had fun. Nothing too technical in here and nothing too challenging, but it was a beautiful day. I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a mellow moderate system to run loops on. Fun!

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  • lawmanfl

    The trail was kind of Muddy and wet today with numerous branches throughout the trail blocking the way. You must be a spider lover to ride this Trail because it was filled with hundreds of webs. It seems like it would be a good trail but it needs a little maintenance. I wrote it in the afternoon and you could tell nobody has been on it in a week or two due to all the spider webs and branches down. Decent decent intermediate Trail and very flowing. I will try it when it's a little more dry out. It does have a good amount of shade and nothing too difficult for an intermediate Rider. I wrote it today with my BMC speedfox with Ibex 29 x 2.25 tires. It was a little money for the tires as the lugs did not want to let go of the mud.

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  • flipperrook

    Fun network of trails for beginners. The "beginner's loop" turned into ruts you cant pedal in because your pedals smack, some of the obstacles are overgrown and it is exposed to the sun but all the trails in the woods are a lot of fun. You can spend as long as you want looping the network of trails in there, it is pretty and you can get goimg pretty fast. There arent many difficult sections so I would rate this as beginner, I came with my dad and gf who are beginners and they really enjoyed it. I think someone had cleaned out the spider webs with their face before we arrived lol. The loops can be a little "confusing" but since it is all connected into one bigger loop it doesnt really matter which way you go. Wont take long to learn the trails. I recommend this trail especially to beginners.

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  • PHRANQUY   ✓ supporter

    This is a well constructed trail that is definitely beginner friendly. The first few miles are fairly tame, but don't let that fool you because speed kills (I clipped a tree with my shoulder going around a corner). There are a few rocky technical sections, but nothing overly difficult.

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  • ITP78

    A lot of fun.

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  • ITP78

    Fun trails for mtb.

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  • raindogs

    Fun and Curvy Flowing singletrack! Skill loop is nice, going from basic rhythm bumps and rail road tie balance beams to harder stuff at the end. A good place to practice and the trail zips along at a nice pace.

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  • 29riding

    A great ride in the KC metro. Skills loop offers plenty of practice obstacles. Some technical areas with plenty of areas to get some speed.

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  • Russell

    Beginners loop is great, not very difficult. Unless you hit some of their skills obstacles, They can be pretty challenging. The rest of the loop is great to take the kiddos on. As for the single track, it's good, but difficult to navigate. Lots of intersections, not well marked, a little chaotic to be honest. If you ride it all the time, it would probably be easier.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    Plenty of good fast flowy trail. mostly not too hard but with significant exceptions. Miller Time between markers 5 & 6 is tough and some of the rock parts especially the high line, where there's a choice, definitely expert and truly scary, and any number of rocky stream crossings and bridges with exposures. There's a cross country trail that criss crosses single track (no signage as to bike use) and a little construction here and there, not huge elevation changes but it plays with the terrain constantly. The skills stuff is off the hook, and mostly above my head but lots of fun, what I did. Flow bumps move down hill, watch you speed. :)

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  • dcteater

    This is a very nice trail system. I have been here twice. Mid-July, 2013 and again on August 18, 2013. Flowy, fast in parts. Some challenging rocky areas and up and down hills. A bit confusing with the cross-country running trail crossing the MTB trail. Lots of hikers on both occasions. Shady, almost dark once you drop into the woods. I thoroughly enjoyed both rides and will come back again and again. The skills loop in the field is a neat feature and will definitely give you some good practice obstacles to improve your skills.

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  • *****

    I loved goin on all the obstacles it was a rush the trail was wonderful definitely a trailiI'll be back to many times

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  • ****

    Nice singletrack trail in Liberty. Was visiting family here for a few days and had a chance to come out and ride the trail twice. The trail is pretty flat and smooth but you cant expect too much of a grade in MO. Nice curvy singletrack! If you live in the area it would be a great place to go ride before or after work. Images are located at his blog along with trail map. http://stocksdalewalnutwoods.blogspot.com/

    * Review edited 10/23/2012

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