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Level: Beginner
Length: 18 mi (29 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 6 riders
 

Mountain Biking Rudledge Bluff Overlook

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#21 of 165 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#1,449 in the world

Approximate 18 Mile Trail. Meanders between Orleans Trail Campgrounds(northern trailhead) and Hawker Point (southern trailhead). This trail is great for hiking or biking (no motorized vehicles allowed) and horseback riding. Camping at both trail heads. There are several entry and exit points - look for trailhead markers.

First added by HappyO on Mar 22, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Hawker Point public use area. Southern Trailhead Orleans Trail Campground - Northern Trailhead
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Stockton, Missouri

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  • MObackwoods
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    Up and Back beginner trail on Corps property between lake and private properties. I started at the Orleans Trail Stocton Lake use area near Stocton, MO. Trail seemed not used very often. Multi-use trail, not tore up by horses. Trails marked ok, be cautious with spurs off main trail as locals have created many to get down to the lake. Some shortcuts close to lake with low water. I rode to the Bluff and turned back due to weather and time (13 mi. counting getting off trail once and added in another 2). This was a great trail to just get out in to the woods: quiet, no traffic (at least in Jan. with 30 degree weather), lots of wildlife and views. This was not an "adrenaline-rush trail", but worth the hour drive. Plan to go back and do the full length soon.

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  • Kfraz
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    As a beginning mountain biker, I wouldn't call it easy, there is one rocky downhill I took a little spill, but overall I think this trail is perfect! It's 8 miles all the way around with beautiful views of the lake. There are some roots, but mainly earth, minimal rock. You can take a break at the swim area or several bathrooms along the route. There is a highway crossing in the middle to be careful of. This trail is a hidden gem!

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  • HappyO
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    This is a great trail that needs to be used. The Happy O's loop is currently only being used by horse back riders and hikers. There are a lot of camping and lodging areas on the trail system

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