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 Thu, 12/29/2016 - 8:30am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
There are two new sections. One cuts off the gravel portion of the iron works trail. It's a fun little loop. The other is a reroute/addition in the Pines near Randy's. Both need ridden a bunch.
From bencriv321 on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 8:15pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
From Facebook : "Trail conditions: The trail is hard like Adobe with very little leaf cover, in other words FAST! Night riding should be GREAT right now." I can personally attest to that. Night rides are a blast with leaf blown trails!
From bencriv321 on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 8:45am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
From healthyscratch on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 2:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Dry and rocky. No trees down. Lots of fun.
From Goat on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:30am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Good to go
From bencriv321 on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 2:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)

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