Mountain Bike Trails Around the Ozarks
The Ozarks region is a great place for cycling. From easy rides on flat land to challenging forest trails that follow the ridges and traverse hollers and streams, there‘s something for riders of every skill level. Full description and contact info available on the regional cycling pages.
The Frisco Highline Trail to Bolivar. 35 miles of mainly crushed gravel surface with a couple of paved areas.
The South Creek Greenway. 8 paved miles through the middle of Springfield.
The Sac River Mountain Bike Trail. 8 miles of single-track dirt trail through the woods in northwest Springfield.
Galloway Creek Greenway. 6 miles in the southeast section of town, mostly paved.
South Dry Sac Greenway. 2 one-mile sections right through town, eventually more.
The James River Greenway. Connects to Galloway Creek Greenway; a new north section is planned.
Ward Branch Greenway. 3 one-mile sections across the south part of town.
Jordan Creek Greenway. 2 miles in the heart of town, through Jordan Valley Park.
Wilson's Creek Greenway. 2 rural miles with more planned.
White River Valley Trail. Designated 12-mile, natural surface mountain bike trail.
Marina to Dewey Short Trail. 2.4 paved miles along the lakeshore from Table Rock State Park to the Vistor's Center.
BransonRecPlex Trail. Paved, level, one mile trail.
Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area on Fall Creek Road (behind the American Bandstand Theatre). Two rustic trails of varying difficulty.
Henning Conservation Area. On US 76 near Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. On Hwy 86, 16 miles west of US 65. Admission fee.
Hercules Glades Wilderness in the Mark Twain National Forest. A 32-mile trail system. Piney Creek Wilderness in the Mark Twain National Forest, 32 miles west of Branson.
Drury/Mincy Conservation Area trails, 15.5 miles southeast of Branson. Good paved and dirt roads.
Mark Twain National Forest. 80 miles of designated mountain bike, motorcycle, and ATV trails at the Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area
There are bike trails in Eureka Springs, but no identified trailheads or maps.
Lake Leatherwood City Park. 5 miles west of Eureka Springs on Hwy. 62. More than 20 miles of mapped and marked single track trails.
Black Bass Lake Park. Off Hwy 62 in town. 1 1/2 mile trail; extend the ride by cycling there from your lodging.
Bentonville has roughly 20 miles of paved urban trails .
Slaughter Pen Mountain Multi-use Trail. 14 miles of single track on the mountainside north of NW A St. and east of N. Walton Blvd.
Blowing Springs Trail. A forested 7-mile natural surface single track of intermediate difficulty.
Hobbs State Conservation Management Area. 4 singletrack loops of varying difficulty over 20 forested miles.
Pea Ridge Battlefield Trail. 6 easy miles, paved, in Pea Ridge Battlefield Park.
More than seven miles of continuous paved trails traverse the heart of the city.
Lake Fayetteville Trail. 5.5-mile easy, hardpacked trail with lake views. 113 W. Mountain. 479-44-3471
Devil's Den State Park. Fossil Flats Trailhead has several loops, easy to moderate, each 3-5 miles long.You'll need a backwoods permit, available at the park visitor center.
Mountain bike trail in the 400-acre city park, roughly 30 miles from Fayetteville. Eagle View Loop is an exciting ride along the edge of the bluff. Four-mile Piney Loop runs through pine forest with slalom-type trails and bog bridges. Both trails have easy places and technical places. On West Ave.
Mt. Hershey Loop Excellent beginner's ride on dirt and gravel roads with a short portion on pavement on AR 123. 25 miles SE of Harrison.
Harrison to Russellville 84-mile ride, starts on Scenic Hwy 7 South and climbs a 5-7% for nearly two miles.
Harrison to Mountain Home Two routes give you the choice of a long or short ride: one is 98 miles, the other 49.
Jasper Disaster Very popular motorcycle route, but bicycle riders who love a challenge will also enjoy it.
Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail is a multi-use trail for hikers and mountain bikers and offers access to more remote areas of Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Pigeon Creek Park on Lake Norfork is home to what is one of the premier trail systems in the Ozarks. Twenty miles along the lake.
Robinson Point Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located 9 miles east of Mountain Home on Lake Norfork.
Erbie Loop A 20-mile loop for cyclists of all skill levels. North of Jasper on AR 7.
Snowball Loop A good beginners ride with 19 mile loop. Located 12 miles northwest of Marshall.
Upper Buffalo Wilderness Loop Not a technically difficult 37-mile ride, but there are a few rough and rocky sections . The trail is located near Boxley.
Woolum Ford-Richland Creek Tour 19 mile trail, or take the long way around the 40-mile loop.
The Syllamo (also called the Sylamore) Trail is a 50-mile series of interconnecting loops. North of Jack's Fishing Resort on AR Hwy. 5 North.
Lake of the Ozarks
Unofficial local bike trails start at the junction of Business 54 and Horseshoe Bend Pkwy. Cross the free bridge onto Shawnee Bend and ride for nearly 30 scenic miles with detours onto some of the lake roads. Not much auto traffic.
The Village of Four Seasons 9-mile paved multi-use trail starts at City Hall, parallels Horseshoe Bend Parkway.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Trail of Four Winds and Honey Run Trail are mountain bike trails. Four Winds takes close to 14 hours to traverse; Honey Run, 10 hours. More experienced riders may be able to make it in less time. Both trails are challenging singletracks, with lots of terrain changes. Night riding requires a head torch. The park's visitor center has detailed maps for your use; local bike shops may also carry trail maps.
Hawker Point to the Orleans TrailCampgrounds . A-15 mile ride on the west side of the lake. Several entry and exit points along the way.
Hulston Mill/Timber Trail. 15-mile, moderately difficult ride on a natural surface West of the Big Sac arm of the lake.
The Umber Ridge Trail. Near the beach at Stockton State Park. 1.75 mile natural surface loop on gentle terrain. Geocache sites along the trail.
Cedar Gap Trail. 2.2 miles each way if all loops are taken. Intermediate difficulty in some areas, varied surface. Begins just west of the Corps of Engineers Office, where you can get trail maps.
Crab Tree Cove Trail. Easy limestone aggregate trail only 1.6 miles each way. Wheel chair accessible, open to hikers.
Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park.Trails for all ages and skill levels, with scenic downhills, challenging climbs and a good singletrack. Two miles west of Hwy 65 and North Dam Access Rd.
Pomme De Terre Lake
The Pomme De Terre multipurpose trail is nearly 20 miles over varying, challenging terrain.