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 Josiah on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 1:38am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail was in excellent shape. The wood features were great fun
From rmhchs on Sun, 09/01/2019 - 1:27pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
If you are itchin' to ride and don't mind the drive, this is a nice place to get away from St. Louis mud. A few puddles here and there but overall a great ride! St. James got about 1/3 the rain St. Louis got.
From feralbaby on Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:00am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Had to walk around 5 or 6 mud holes, other than that it was great.
From The Krackheads on Sun, 06/02/2019 - 6:08pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Absolutely outstanding,
From bencriv321 on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 1:14pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Pine section a little soft. Hike it if you're cutting ruts. 3 trees down which need chainsaw, so heads up!
From dirttraxx on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 3:39pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Too much freeze/thaw. Trail is very greasy.