Forest City

Forest City

This 100% singletrack trail system starts with prime hardwood forest riding on the north end, but transitions into beautiful pine forest riding towards the sourthern reaches of the property. Highlights include a desert-like slickrock section and a rock bluff overlook. Glade Runner is a 7 mile loop blazed in green. There are 4 additional, more difficult loops each about 1 mile long, which branch off the main trail. They are blazed in blue: GORT (Good Ol’ Rocky Top), Randy’s Crack, Amateur Hour, and Upper Cut.
The gravel/paved Ironworks bike path may be used to shorten a ride or create a different one by bypassing some areas. The trail now includes a one-way downhill flow trail constructed with the assistance of Trek Bicycles.

Services

None at trailhead. Water available across HWY KK at the Ironworks Path Pavilion. Plenty in St. James.

About the Park

Funded mainly by Route 66 Bike Shop in Rolla, the Forest City Trail should be fun for all levels of rider. Construction began in winter of 2009/2010. 4 additional technical loops were added in 2010-2014.

Trail Information

Trail Steward(s)

Rating

Beginner / Intermediate

Length

11 miles

Type

Multiple Loops

Weather

Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From The Krackheads on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:21pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
A bit softer than I expected but firm, The southern pines section with berms is squishy. This is the section the butts up to the road.
From Kayce on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:59pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Perfect
From bencriv321 on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:19pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Muddy mess, much like the rest of the state.
From digitalflores on Sat, 03/10/2018 - 9:05pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail was good.. a few soft spots and wet in a couple of spots but nothing major. After talking to the guys who do the trail cutting and upkeep they said it's fine.
From smdods on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:34pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Still wet in many sections here and there even though the majority is dry.
From healthyscratch on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Such a blast! Leafy in spots of course, but the pine section is epic! And awesome new obstacles! Great job guys.