White River Valley

4.36 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
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These trails are BRAND NEW and are excellent in my opinion. The trails are best ridden in a certain direction or you will be climbing the entire time. These are intermediate level trails. A fair amount of rock, just right in my opinion, some awesome downhills. A couple advanced trails with a healthy amount of rock, but nothing to difficult. I really can't pick a favorite trail here, all of them are really good. The system consists of 4 loops (Green, Orange, Blue, Red) and 5 white connectors. I rode two days, covered all the trails and rode them in both directions to see which was the best. I recommend starting at trailhead 3 and riding the green loop in the clockwise direction for a warm up. Then head back up the green to con. 5 and the going counter-clockwise on the orange loop to con. 4, this is awesome downhill most of the way to the blue trail. You will want to go left on the blue trail, riding it clockwise to con. 2. DO NOT use con. 3, all it does is cut the blue loop in half. Ride con. 2 to the red loop, follow the sign and go left (clockwise). DO NOT use con. 1, all it does is cut the red loop in half. after you cross the trailhead 1 parking lot there are some nice advanced sections shooting off the main loop. Once you finish the red loop you will be back at con. 2, ride it back to the blue loop where you will again go to the left and ride the second half of the blue loop, this is one of the best portions of the trail in my opinion. At the end take con. 4, then straight (or to the right) on the orange, straight (to the right) on con. 5 and then either way on the green loop back to the parking lot. I highly recommend this trail!!!
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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: Can I park at a trail head? -Guest

A: Across from The Branson Bell! Start of the Red Loop

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Reviews (29)


August 6, 2018
Midmoab Trailblazer  
Review: This trail has a bit of everything. We started on red and stayed left at each connector riding the outside of each loop until doubling back at the end of the green loop. A fair warning that this route means predominantly climbs for the first half of the eleven miles. Not too treacherous, but not easy. This does mean fast and fun second half! Parts like trails in Colorado, some like Matson in St. Louis, some like good ol' rooty Missouri Ozark trails. Fun, challenging, worth the four hour drive! Super surprised to only encounter two other riders the entire loop.

Granny Gear

May 24, 2018
Review: Absolutely the best trail system in southern Missouri. Intermediate, 11.5 miles of wonderful raw Ozark terrain at it's best. Two longer loops connected to two smaller loops. Connectors 2 and 4 are a nice challenging segment by themselves. Connector 1 cuts red loop in half as does connector 3 does to blue (the two longest loops). Suggest riding clockwise from the main trailhead just west of the state park and staying left until you ride the entire system (approx 2 hrs). I did this (intermediate rider) plus red and blue again counter clockwise ... 3 hours plus, 19 miles, 2000' elevation gain... awesome! The Orange and green trails can also be accessed from the southeast TH, great shorter set with less technical sections if you are less experienced but still has challenging terrain and beautiful sights. Fantastic trails!

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Granny Gear

October 10, 2017
Review: I recently stayed at the Chateau on the Lake resort, and saw that this trail system was just across the dam. So I hauled my bike from IL to MO to check these trails out. Riding to the trails by crossing the dam was a bit treacherous since the road is very narrow with little or no shoulder at spots. The trailhead is very nice with plenty of parking and a decent bathroom (vault toilet). The trails are beautifully maintained. There's a good mix of flowy trails intermixed with more technical, rocky sections. There are not a lot of logs or other trail obstacles, except for some tree roots and rocks. The trails and intersections are clearly marked, so it's pretty tough to get lost or turned around. The trail system isn't very expansive, especially since I visited in October when many of the trails are closed for hunting. But even riding the red loop and half of the blue loop twice still made for a decent ride. If you happen to find yourself in the Branson area with a mountain bike, I'd recommend checking this area out. I had a lot of fun there!

Granny Gear

November 23, 2016
sandrus75 Granny Gear  
Review: I really enjoyed these trails today. They were a great escape from the Branson shows. I arrived at Trailhead 1 at daylight so I could get a few miles in before my wife and kids got up and moving around for the day. I kind of expected more climbing but really enjoyed the ride. Unfortunately portions of the blue and red loop were closed due to hunting activity in the area. I hit all the advanced options off the red trail and found them to be intermediate level. Thanks to everyone who made these trails available so vacationers like myself could get a ride in. If I ever come back to Branson I'll be sure to bring my bike again!


October 16, 2016
Review: Great trail, had a lot of fun. It was a little wet which made getting up the slick rock difficult on the blue trail. There were also a lot of leaves that made the trails slippery at spot. There are advanced trails that shoot off the red loop that I didn't trail.

Granny Gear

May 10, 2016
Bigtrax Granny Gear  
Review: This is a great place to ride. I started on the Red route and took connecter trail 2 through the blue route and back. This has a great variety. Some tough climbs, some technical and some downhill. Great mix. The trail is very well maintained. Part of the blue section was closed for state hunting season, I was disappointed about that. Bring your bike. It's worth the trip.

Granny Gear

March 31, 2016
Rich Pross Granny Gear  
Review: This trail is Awesome! Can't wait to ride it again! This is the first time I rode it, and I brought my Fat Bike. Had no problems climbing any of the hills. Great bunch of guys to ride with on Sundays around 2-2:30. They showed me around the trail system and made it more of a Blast! There is a fair amount of climbing in either direction. Would definitely recommend hitting this trail if you are in the area.

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March 15, 2016
Review: The trail here at White River Valley is Awesome! Great bunch of guys to ride with on Sundays around 2-2:30. They showed me around the trail system. There is a fair amount of climbing in either direction. Would definitely recommend hitting this trail if you are in the area.


February 17, 2016
Review: Rode this shortly after it opened. Good trail from what I remember. I had a hard time finding good maps online at the time, but there are plenty available now.


October 18, 2015
Bo Brown Gramcounter  
Review: The red loop was a nice trail, and very well marked. The is not a lot of elevation, and there are a few rock gardens. It was a good trail for beginners.

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White River Valley MTB Trail 4.36 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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