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Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +63/53 ft
Total: 10 riders
 

Mountain Biking Lake View

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#44 of 165 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#3,011 in the world

This trail follows the contour of the shores of Stockton Lake and provides spectacular views of the lake. It passes through State Park beach, a good place to take a break. It joins with Umber Ridge trail and then crosses Hwy 215, where it reaches a bluff along the Big Sac arm of the land. During winter months this is a great area for viewing bald eagles and other water fowl.

First added by Bubblehead10MM on Jun 30, 2014. 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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Getting there
From Stockton, MO take 39 South to 215, go Left (East.) After crossing a big brdg to a peninsula you'll be in the park. About 1 mile to rd on Left then quick Left to Gordon Cemetery parking lot. Both trails pass here, there's access to Lake view also from the marina/boat launch area..
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Stockton, Missouri

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Beginner | 18 mi

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  • MObackwoods
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    Flowing, rolling beginner dirt trail through the woods. Very few rocks or roots - 8.5 miles around loop. A white connector trail in the middle can cut it in half and a yellow cut-off will take out about 1.5 miles. GPS to "Stockton State Park", park either to the left by the boat launch or take a right to where the Park's main facilities are (full service restrooms). About halfway to the main campground there is a small parking lot on the left (best place to start). For the beginner, counter-clockwise is easiest. For a little more of a short hill challenge go clockwise. You can also "figure 8" the west end by taking the yellow trail to the right at the cemetery - enjoy the short and fast down hill through the trees, then take the orange (main trail) left, back around to the cemetery, down the yellow again, then right on orange to continue the full loop. Other than the lake views, pretty much featureless, just thick woods that host a lot of spiders (don't be the first on the trail in July or August). Seems well maintained and well marked. There are a couple of places where you come out on pavement and have to look around for the markers (especially at the boat launch where you have to go across the highway to pick back up the trail. Worth the drive if you are starting out or just want to put another one under your belt

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  • Kfraz
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    Great trail! Mostly dirt, been great for me as a beginning mountain biker to improve here. Few people ever here, definitely underutilized.

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  • rambler
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    Love this trail. Just discovered in October of '15. Perfect place for a new mountain biker or to just get in some easy miles on dirt. A few roots and a rock ledge but a generally easy ride in contrast to Sac and Two Rivers.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter
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    A fun trail to ride. Not too technical at all. Would be a good place to introduce someone to singletrack riding.

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  • ****

    Ran this trail today and had a blast! I'm still new to trail riding so some of the hills were a challenge for me. Overall it's a very smooth trail and flows nicely with some really fun downhills.

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  • macstrek
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    Ran the 8 mile Lakeview trail today and really enjoyed it. It's a very smooth flowing trail with a couple really fast downhills. I rated it intermediate only for a couple spots with rocks. But, this is really a good fun trail for beginners.

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