Bicential - TRAIL

Bicential - Trail, Neosho, Missouri

Wooded, lots of steep hills, rocks and tree roots. Steep hills and deep hollows. Multi use trail both equestrian and mt. bikes.

User Reviews (8)

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imh   Cross Country Rider [Nov 25, 2016]

Terrible.....Rode this last sunday and had nothing but problems there. Multiple trees down and overgrowth everywhere. Trails poorly marked which was made worse by leaf litter that obliterated the underlying trail. Managed to get some fallen branches wrapped up in my cassette which bent two of the cogs slightly. Complete waste of time. Worst trail I have ridden yet.

Customer Service

The quickest direction away from this so called "trail."

Similar Products Used: Fort Scott KS Gunn trail or head down to Bentonville.
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Todd   Weekend Warrior [May 19, 2013]

I am a hiker, not a biker. I was totally impressed with this hike. Though it is not marked and I have no idea how far I hiked, it was a good 2 hour plus workout. I don't know if it is good for bikers or not. It was fairly wet due to all the spring rains, but if you like hiking and don't want to travel another hour or two to Arkansas, it is a good workout and I could see it being a good training trail to prepare for longer hikes. I now have a map of the trails (it is a little confusing with cross roads) and plan to return again.

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3
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3
jeremy   Cross Country Rider [Aug 02, 2010]

Bicentennial is a challenging, yet, great trail to ride on. Beautiful forest scenery, and lots of wildlife make this trail an adventure. There are rocks and roots to watch out for, yes, however, I have seen the trail vastly improve over the years from new ramps built upon it as well as from more regular use. If you are a hiker, or bicyclist, or perhaps a weekend warrior of some kind, this trail makes for great training. You will be prepared for mostly any event, including marathons with regular, and appropriate training on this course. The uphills and the general long length of this trail help to build endurance and strength. Personally, I am comfortable using this trail frequently. JUST BE CAREFUL, bring water, and a snack, and you will be fine.

Customer Service

Start out on the right side of the blacktop trail loop from the Bicentennial parking lot. Take the first right onto the first dirt trail, go about 50-100 feet then take the first left onto the horse trail, carefully go down the bridle trail of rocks and roots for about 100 meters take an immediate right and up the small hill and continue on the trail with no turnoffs. This trail curves around by a military aid station, a military training base, then eventually goes by a farm which is on the right of the trail. Upon first seeing the farm there is a turn off to the left and/or the trail continues by the farm up a hill. You can go left and continue along a grassy trail until you come out to a service road then turn right continuing along the service road, take another right, continue up another rocky service road then continue to the edge of the farm again, then making an immediate left on the service road. This eventually goes out to the blacktop loop. I believe this is approximately 6 miles. There is a small trail that continues to make the loop even larger approximately (0.5 miles) if you go cate-corner from edge of the farming property. This trail is nearly hidden.

Similar Products Used: Morse park, the industrial park loop at dusk (watch out for trucks and cars).
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4
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4
Qu!mby   Weekend Warrior [Aug 29, 2009]

Rode this trail for the first time today and won't be returning. There were a few bright spots, but overall this trail was just not an enjoyable ride. It has great potential and has a group doing work on it, but I'm afraid it may need more work than anyone would be willing to put in. There are lots of roots, climbs and some nice downhill areas, but its all ruined by the billions of baseball sized rocks that make up the majority of the trail. It was not difficult, nor was it unridable by any means, but it just left me feeling beat up at the end of it. Just far too rocky, and not the good kind of rocky. There are lots of better places to ride in the area. This one's better suited for the horses.

Customer Service

Rode it Clockwise (North entrance). Seems like its probably the better way to ride it.

Similar Products Used: Head to NW Arkansas, more good stuff there than you can ride in one season.
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2
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3
PhatTireHillbilly   Racer [Apr 23, 2008]

Went down for www.midwestfattireseries.com race on 4/20. Trail was in great shape, thanks to all the volunteers that worked their butts off.. This trail is alot like the RED loop at Syllamo. Super fast and really rocky. But all in all, great trail, good for all levels of riding..

Customer Service

Enter the trail near the entrance of the parking lot on the right. Counter clockwise. I think it is somewhere around 6.7 miles now.

Similar Products Used: Syllamo(Arkansas),Can't pass this one up! Four Winds(Lake of the Ozarks),Honey Run, also @ the Lake, Binder in Jeff City. All super great trails..
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4
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3
GTL   Cross Country Rider [Sep 22, 2006]

Great write up by Big Jim. Not much more to add but...
Main parking area is at Western edge of Park. A paved parking, pit toilet, Pavilion and a paved 1 mile path with overlook deck are at that staging area.

Customer Service

From the main parking area - You can drop into either the North or South direction on single track. The main outer loop is almost 7 miles with fire roads and other single tracks criss crossing the main outer loop. Mostly wooded, the trail changes from ridge, bench, meadow and short rocky up and downs.

Similar Products Used: You can actually tie into the Crowder trails system (mostly fire roads, from the Eastern edge of Bicentennial - fire road to HH to several parking areas - again criss cross fire roads, undulating wooded terrain.
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4
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4
Big Jim Mac   Weekend Warrior [Sep 15, 2006]

Thought I would review this sweet trail as the other reviews are old. I rode it 9/13/06 and found the trail in excellent shape except for a few washed out hills due to the horses that also ride it. Other than that it is a nice piece of work. I know a SW Mo. group did some maintenance recently and it was appreciated. Nowhere did I have any brush problems. This is typical rocky Ozark singletrack, some hills but only a couple on power line ROW I couldn't climb. There are several stunts built over logs and one bridge/ladder thing on its own. All stunts had routes around them, thanks guys! What impressed me on this trail was once you clear the hills you are rewarded by fast, flowy singletrack on the level with nice clear woodlands to enjoy, not all grown up like Berryman. I saw many deer. This is a relatively easy ride but very enjoyable, can't remember when I had so much fun riding. Take extra tubes, I got three flats.

Customer Service

Head to Memorial Park, there are bathrooms there. I got on at the first sign I saw just off TT, had a lot of trouble finding the trail in the creek bottom and completely missed it coming back, had to take the road to find my van. I rode counterclockwise, would be more fun clockwise. Several optional loops worth exploring.

Similar Products Used: Haven't tried any others but maybe Huckleberry Ridge.
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5
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3
dirmfe   Cross Country Rider [May 22, 2005]

This trail is great fun, and the maintenance has improved on it. Lots of variety, and a good workout. The main loop is 5.7 miles long, but there are lots of branching trails that add variety as well. The trails are almost completely covered in shade, and depending on how hot it is,and how often you stop, it can take from an hour to an hour and a half.

Customer Service

Take Hwy D off of 59 South of Neosho. At the intersection in front of the Family Y, go north (left). The trailhead is on the right.

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4
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4
kansasman   Cross Country Rider [Nov 20, 2004]

Actual name is Bicentennial Park, built by Missouri Dept of Conservation. Posted signage is for horseback trail, but suitable for MTB; some rocky singletrack and rollercoaster fireroad; main parking area has toilets and 1/2 mi paved path.

Customer Service

60HWY SE of Neosho, turn East on HH, then go towards Crowder College, about 2 miles from 60 for official trailhead on west side; also two other conservation area parking lots on East side where you can access via fireroads.

Similar Products Used: I believe the Camp Swampy trail that is posted on this list is really the Bicentennial Park trail.
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3
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3
eanderson13   Cross Country Rider [Aug 10, 2003]

This trail has enormous potential but right now is in a sorry state. Overgrowth is covering the trail in many areas. When I left the trail my arms were bloodied from all the briars and thorns hanging over. Some trail maintenance and much more frequent riding by locals would transform this place into a first class trail. WEAR EYE PROTECTION or odds are you may lose an eye to the rampant thorns overhanging the trail around blind corners at head height.

Customer Service

For people driving down from Joplin, Hwy 60 can be accessed from 71 south.

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2
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2
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