Middle Fork Section OT - North - Trail, Bixby, Missouri

Middle Fork Section OT - North - Trail, Bixby, Missouri

DESCRIPTION

The northern half of the Middle Fork Section of the Ozark Trail is thirteen miles of sweet, point-to-point, singletrack. This is a trail you fly on. It winds through Ozark hardwood and pine forests, around hollows and through creeks. The only technical aspects of the trail are half dozen or so small creek crossings. Several good climbs add challenge to the ride. The descents that follow are fast and fabulous. A beginner in good shape could certainly ride this trail, but kid you not expert riders love it. Many believe that it''s better than Berryman, the only IMBA epic in the Ozarks.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 02, 2014]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

Just an update. As of 10/14 trail is in very good shape. They had a race 9/14 and must have cleared trail. Thanks to those who did so.

Similar Products Used:

St Joe loop on road bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 27, 2010]
Deserteagle99uzi
Cross Country Rider

This Trail has been fully cleared and is in excellent condition as of the date of this review. While there are several large holes where trees were uprooted 1 year ago they have been routed around and through and are disappearing back into the forest. This trail is probably one of the best in the midwest and all 23 miles can be hammered out in under 4 hours making for a very fast enjoyable ride with long flowing downhills lasting many times for over a mile.

Customer Service

DD trailhead south to terminus and loop back on forest road cutting back onto the trail at a road crossing 2 miles south of the trailhead.

A detailed map of this route is hosted by local MTB group GORC here:

http://gorctrails.com/images/maps/middlefork_loop.jpg

Similar Products Used:

North/South Trace Creek section, Berryman, Council Bluffs, Courtois section

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 28, 2009]
MOstumpy
Racer

This is a great trail. Long, windy, mostly smooth singletrack in the Ozark hills. You can access the trail from the normal trailheads or from Council Bluff Lakes. Middlefork is an out and back. One way it is roughly 23-24 miles. Make sure you bring plenty of water, food, and equipment as there are no pit-stops during the ride. If you have a water purifier I would recommend that as well. The trail is amazing, with killer downhills and grinder uphills. Plenty of creeks along the way to cool off as well.

Customer Service

Either way

Similar Products Used:

Council Bluffs and Berryman

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 29, 2007]
g-wiz
Racer

Ok, let me say this trail is out of order until a full fledged trail clearing is underway. We just rode the full 25 miles, from DD to Hwy J. There is trees down everywhere. Overall it seemed like it would be a great trail, we were off our bikes most of the time though. The downhills are sweet, to say the least but do expect to do some serious climbing. I ran a 32x17 singlespeed gear and got my butt handed to me. If you're not going up you're going down on this trail. Most definently recommend to ride Summer of 07. Should be prestine by then. We're going back that's for sure. I recommend riding Counsil Bluffs on day and Middlefork the next.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 30, 2005]
SingleTrackDad
Cross Country Rider

I love this trail. Having riden Berryman, Womble, Council Bluff, Landahl and others, I rate it right up there with them. It's different from all of them though. It's very fast. It has nothing technical on it but the creek crossings. The downhills are just awesome. That's the reason to ride this trail, the downhills. They're as fast as you want them to be.

Customer Service

I'd recommend fromt the north to the south, in that you climb through the one ugly clearcut section and then enjoy another great downhill. You could start either from Council Bluff Lake or the Highway DD trailhead.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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