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.


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)


Beginner / Intermediate


11 miles


Multiple Loops


Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From bencriv321 on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 5:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
If you ain't out riding, you're a fool in my opinion!
From bencriv321 on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:00am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
If you have the chance, go beat the rain!
From The Krackheads on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
What a gem, worth every mile down 44....see more in forum
From bencriv321 on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 7:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
The leaves are falling fast, but please don't let that deter you from riding. We'll get the leaf blowers out once the trees are empty, until then, it's up to you to keep things open!
From mhayes on Sun, 10/18/2015 - 1:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Super fun and great rocky, sandstone features keep me coming back for more. Dusty, fast and fun. You really need to check this place out. Also heard about some possible trail expansion...
From Free Riding Fool on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 9:15am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Best conditions anyone could ask for