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 jmac on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
First time to ride this trail Saturday afternoon. Only saw one other biker. Trail is in excellent condition. Kudos to the trailbuilders and maintainers.
From sjordan on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail in great shape. Added features keep adding to the excitement this trail offers.
From bencriv321 on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:45am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Race course is burned in great!
From Maven on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Started out a little damp & wet at 10:00am. By 1:00pm hero dirt still some slick spots and the normal wet for those trails. As good as anything is getting right now.
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.