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 Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:00am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
I'm a little reluctant to do this, but IF, IF, IF, IF you can get your entire ride in before 0930-1000, the trail will be just fine. I finished up right at 0930 this morning, and the spots with direct sunlight were just starting to thaw.
From bencriv321 on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 3:00pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Give it another day or two... This weekend should be good to go!
From Goat on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:00am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Rode here Monday and it was in awesome shape.
From bencriv321 on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 9:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Rode Sunday afternoon. Trail was in good shape. Should only get better as the week goes on.
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!