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.

Services

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)

Rating

Beginner / Intermediate

Length

11 miles

Type

Multiple Loops

Weather

Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From pw377 on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 2:30pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail was awesome!
From alecrev18 on Thu, 05/28/2020 - 2:45pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Wet in most places that aren't rocky
From The Krackheads on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:08pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Very wet with lots of ruts holding water, Maybe this weekend it will be better.
From benfx15 on Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:04pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
The very rocky parts weren't too bad but anywhere that was dirt was practically all mud. Had to walk a lot to not leave tracks.
From TTM on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 4:20pm - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Perfect today. Glad I called in sick.
From Josiah on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 1:38am - Forest City (Ozark Region)
Trail was in excellent shape. The wood features were great fun