Swope Park Trail

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Exquisitely built trail covering rocky and rooty sections along the hillside of Swope Park. The recently completed Phase 5 adds a series of progressive trail features including drops, jumps and bermed turns. Phase 6 should be completed by the end of 2014.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Does this camp have any tent camping? -Dennis Harris

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Q: How many miles is it -Guest

A: Total is around 13 miles but it will beat you up and feel like more. They are days away from adding phase 6 which will include multiple rock ledge drop offs, flow and fun. This will add another mile or two. If you complete all of the trail you will more than likely be worn out.

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Reviews (30)
 

Gramcounter

September 9, 2017
lawmanfl Gramcounter  
 
Review: Very nice and challenging trail. Very technical South nice drops. Very rocky, don't bring your carbon fiber and bring pads.

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Granny Gear


August 10, 2017
nachoride Granny Gear  
 
Review: What a blast! Like others have mentioned I have been lucky enough to ride all over the country and who knew there was a technical masterpiece in KC? Rocky with plenty of twists and turns make for a white knuckle ride.

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2017
Benno! Granny Gear  
 
Review: I often wind up riding Rancho to wind down after work. Lots of fun flowing trail and a couple of playgrounds to mess around on.

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Granny Gear

November 23, 2016
SimonLewis Granny Gear  
 
Review: I've been around the country and ridden hundreds of trails and this trail system has some of the most technical trails out there. If you want to become a good mountain biker in the woods this trail will definitely get you in the zone. Awesome for a trail bike such as a camber and a couple sections would be nice to have a stumpy fsr, but it's rideable on xc bikes no doubt!

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Gramcounter


September 25, 2016
Midmoab Gramcounter  
 
Review: My 17 year old son and I rode this on Saturday. It has been on oir list for over a year, but each time we were in the area it rained. This trail does not disappoint! The map available on the websit calls the lower blue trail "intermediate", which compared to other similarly rated trails, is an understatement. We ride quite a bit throughout mid Missouri and can definitely say that this is the most technical trail we have experienced in the state. With that said, the trail is rideable if you focus and take your time. It is also a blast! The upper green trail allows for plenty of turn out opportunities and is fast and flowing with few technical challenges. Summary: we loved this trail and hope to get back soon.

Similar Trail: Knob noster for rocks

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Bunny Hop

August 1, 2016
cspargen Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Swope Park is a great track that combines sections of trail that flow well with other sections that test your technical prowess with rocks and roots. 8 Pin Alley and Sweet Luv are both located on the east end of the park and are a blast to ride. Sweet Luv has a DH only line with a succession of 3-4 foot drops. The locals reference 8 pin alley as a section that left one of the original builders with 8 pins in his arm after a crash. Whether that's local folklore or not, the tendency of that occurring is higher than most sections of trail you'll find in the good ole midwest.

Similar Trail: William Landahl Park

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Epic


April 8, 2016
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Holy Massive Minefields of Ledgy Limestone, Batman, this is a tantalizingly techy trail! Rocks, rocks and more rocks. Rocks to step up and rocks to drop off. There are also some fast, buffed out areas, but this is the place to come and show your rock chops. Remember, momentum is your friend, especially in 8-Pin Alley.

This is probably the best trail inside the beltway of any city big enough to have a beltway. Unfortunately, much of the trail is very close to that beltway and the noise of city traffic is your constant companion--put what's under your knobbies is positively prime.

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Singletrack


February 24, 2016
Schmo Singletrack  
 
Review: I read all the reviews and studied the photos but I had no idea how spectacular this trail really was. This is the ride of the year for me. The technical rock canyons, the fast dirt single track, the wicked hair pin turns, the gnarly climbs, and bitchen down hills blew me away. I named my Fuel EX 7 29er Diablo for good reason. It took me to hell and back on this ride and made reservations to do it again next year. I love the landscape out here. The view from the tops of the bluffs to the old camp grounds you won't get board and it will keep your heart racing the whole ride. Great maintenance and awesome layout.

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Singletrack


February 25, 2016
mongwolf Singletrack  
 
Review: Thanks for the great review Schmo. I had been wavering a bit about whether or not to target Swope as a ride when I travel back East sometimes. Now it is definitely on the trail wish list. Here is a link with a good map of the trails for those like myself who are new to the trail: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_8740k2esMCRUdPR0JZZWlRRGc/edit?pref=2&pli=1

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Granny Gear

February 21, 2016
KBarb Granny Gear  
 
Review: Swope Park is an awesome trail. Hats off to the folks who designed and built it. I'd love to chip in and do my share sometime. Please message me if you know how I can get involved.

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Bunny Hop

February 17, 2016
 
Review: I really enjoy most parts of this trail. There are definitely parts that are well beyond my skill level though. That means a fair bit of hike a bike for me. Plenty of good flowey stuff to be found here too.

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Swope Park Trail MTB Trail 4.69 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. 30 user reviews.
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