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


Beginner / Intermediate


11 miles


Multiple Loops


Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From bencriv321 on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
C'est bon.
From bencriv321 on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Small handful of sections holding a little water. Kudos to the hard work rock armouring! Should only get better until the next gully washer.
From iona57 on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:15am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
My new fatbike was the perfect tool for riding here Thursday. No ruts. In fact, I flattened ruts. It was a great ride. But now it is raining.
From Silentfoe on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:15pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Sloppy mud.
From compsci on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail was mostly frozen tonight but there were several big mud holes I had to jump over on my run. It will be a muddy bog and not usable all week with the freeze/thaw coming up.
From bencriv321 on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 3:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Was great for last night's ride. Freeze thaw this week might booger it up though.