Thousand Hills Trail - Trail, Kirksville, Missouri

Thousand Hills Trail - Trail, Kirksville, Missouri

DESCRIPTION

Two loops connected with an 8 mile connector trail. Most of the trail borders thousand hills lake.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 12, 2007]
cman_pogey
Cross Country Rider

Pretty good, getting new bike this weekend will let you know about it later. Pretty fun singletrack, not anything to technical, definately only chose in Kirksville. Will upload pictures of it when I write the review.

Customer Service

All, the way through the 13 miles. Ride through the woods a while and then youll hit a big open area, when you get to the dam, go past it and thats wheret the fun stuff is. Me and my friend ride it alot, probably 4 times a week, usually going through all the way. Great exerscise and fun.

Similar Products Used:

None. Some in Columbia.

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4
VALUE
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4
[Jun 03, 2005]
SoloRider
Cross Country Rider

Considering that it's the only ride going in the Kirksville area, Thousand hills isn't bad at all. Very little traffic and pretty easy going riding. Some small technical sections here and there, but nothing that someone new to the sport couldn't figure out quickly. Riding next to a lake is the most apealing part of the ride, trails rise and fall gently with picturesque rock crossings at every inlet.

Customer Service

The trail has a 3 mile loop at the park and a 6 mile loop at Rainbow Basin with an 8 mile connector trail. If your looking for just a short ride, the 6 mile loop is the better one. It has a nice little stream crossing and a couple good climbs and decents. The best trails in the park however are along the connector trail. If you not feeling up to an out and back I suggest starting at the park and finishing in town, it's another 5 miles to get your car back, but you can always catch a ride if your too burned.

Similar Products Used:

um, none. Drive to Columbia and ride Rock Bridge State Park.

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3
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3
[Jul 26, 2004]
el diablo gato
Weekend Warrior

To begin, it has been a few years since I was a student at Truman and was riding this trail 3-4 times weekly. In my opinion, this trail has a great variety of terrain and is an excellent trail to hone your skills on. Probably the best thing about this trail is the fact that you can usually ride the entire length and not see a single person. The solitude and serenity are so relaxing.

Customer Service

Not having a car at school, I seldom started at the park itself. I always dropped in at the trailhead off Boundry road, rode maybe 10 min and cut left across the creek and headed up the big hill. Eventually the loop will bring you back to the creek and I would usually tear back up the first drop-in hill for a finish.

Similar Products Used:

None that I know of

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4
VALUE
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3
[Oct 31, 1998]
Christopher Smith

Good trail, we'll (the club) will start helping with maintenance here shortly, for now it's just been two guys...so the trail can get rough. The two loops are always in good to great shape minus one or two spots. The connector loop is great when it's next to the lake, otherwise, the few miles it isn't bordering the lake need some work. It's all really a great track, and hopefully we can host a race next fall. Other than that, it's defintely worth riding if your in the area.

Customer Service

From the directions posted on the TSU Cycling team web site

Similar Products Used:

Nothing really that close except Columbia (90 miles)

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4
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[Jun 01, 1999]
Terry Boley

Needs a little maintance, however, it is one of best trails to ride when it comes to hair pin turns and difficulty. This trail will give even the most experienced riders a run for the money. I compare it to the trails I ride in Wisconsin and it difinitly ranks right up there with them.

Customer Service

Go to web site http://www.geocities.com/baja/trails/2766/maps.htm to get more detail of trail.

Similar Products Used:

N/A

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5
VALUE
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[Jun 01, 1999]
Terry

Makes all the trails in Illinois look wimpy. Only a few trails in Wisconsin compare. This trail will certainly test your endurance levels and allow you to challenge your own abilities. This will be a very,very tough trail during the mid summer heatwave.

Similar Products Used:

Not to familiar with Missouri trails.

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5
VALUE
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[Jul 14, 1999]
Andy Lyskowski

Somewhat difficult when wet. Suggest starting at the trailhead out by the lake and riding to town from there. Lots of great scenery / challenging terrain / crazy downhills. Watch out for deer. Wear quick drying clothes and you can jump in the lake half-way through.

Customer Service

Ride until you hit civilization

Similar Products Used:

Jason Hubbard's Happy Trail

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5
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[May 08, 2000]
Marco DeANgelis

All together, ridden one way, the trail is about 15 miles. However, it can be longer if you make it an out and back. The trail is challenging at points, especially some of the creek crossings, but overall it is pretty tame. It gets soggy when it rains, and the connecting trail takes forever to dry out. I was in on the construction of this trail, and I know its potential. Right now, the basin loop and the loop at the park are in great shape, but the connecting trail needs some work in parts. Overall, it is a nice trail that offers a lot of variety in terrain, and has parts that can challenge the best of riders. CHECK IT OUT!!!

Customer Service

Start out at the 3 mile loop in thousand hills state park. Go across the dam, and hit the connector trail. From there it will take you to rainbow basin trail, which will take you to Boundary Street west of town.

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4
VALUE
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[Oct 03, 2000]
Matt Grothoff

The Three Mile Loop in the park itself is more of a fun ride than anything else. It has some pretty technical sections, a but not impossible. a great trail to hone skills on without killing yourself. overall, it is a pretty average trail, but a first time rider of the trail will NOT be able to ride the entire thing without having trouble in a number of spots. the Basin loop on the other side of the lake is basically two hills, but they are fun to go down. pretty lengthy hills, at that. the trailleading to the loop itself is extremely enjoyable and fun. if nothing else, ride the trail for the scenery, the echo, and the serenity.

Customer Service

three mile loop clockwise; the basin loop has good points and bad points either direction, and has a great drop-drop in before you hit the fork.

Similar Products Used:

Sugar Creek, baby- near a shooting range not too far southeast of Kirksville.

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3
VALUE
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[Oct 02, 2001]
Tom Miller

I rode from the camp ground around the lake then back on the road. The drop in is great fun and it seems like you are in for an awsome ride, Then just after the creek crossing things change. I ran into spider webs, poison ivy, and ticks. It could be a really fun trail with some maint.

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3
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