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. The gravel/paved Ironworks Bike Path runs near the western side of the trail, and crosses near the southernmost point. The trail now includes a downhill flow trail constructed with the assistance of Trek Bicycles.


None at trailhead. 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 on the easy 5-mile loop began in winter of 2009/2010. Additional technical loops were added in 2010-2014.

Trail Information


Beginner / Intermediate


9.5 miles


Multiple Loops

Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

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.
From Caleb Lin on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:15pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Just rode this today - looked great! There were a couple of branches along the path which we cleared but other than that it was a fairly smooth ride after passing the "rock gardens" at the entrances to the trails in the parking lot.
From bencriv321 on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
100% awesome, 100% in the shade... can't beat that for this week!
From bab74 on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 8:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Perfect other than being humid as hell
From bencriv321 on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail is in great shape. Sections NOT used for the race are a little over grown, but 100% able to ride.
From bencriv321 on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:45am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Big thanks to everyone who came out for the race. The trail surface is packed in so well it's like riding on concrete! Trail maintenance has been going on for the "non-race" sections of the trail, and everything is in great shape.