HONEY RUN - TRAIL

HONEY RUN - Trail, Osage Beach, Missouri

Located in Lake of the Ozarks state park. A 3 mile contour singletrack trail connects to 2 loops south which is great for beginners 3 miles in length all nice singletrack. Climbs are no more than 30 verticle feet. This loop goes around the honey run creek valley. North loop is an intermediate contour single track route through cedar groves, along the honey run creek and overlooking lake of the ozarks. The four and one half mile loop also winds through the rolling hills of the park. There are many sections of hand and DINGO benchcut trail that flows great, all center front chainring riding. This is the first of hopefully three phases that just may have a route along party cove.

User Reviews (11)

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imh   Cross Country Rider [Jul 02, 2016]

Rode the north trail twice (counter-clockwise and then clockwise) and then south trail once. Once rested, I rode the connector out and back again. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. That being said, I cannot really say that I enjoyed myself here. After reading all the reviews as to how awesome it is, I felt a bit disappointed. Was the north loop technical? Sort of. I definitely had to be vigilant on a couple squeeze sections. Was the connector flowy? Certain sections were, but not as much as I expected from the reviews. Loved the ridge spine though. South loop was mostly mud. Drove up from Nixa to see what was what. Was definitely worth checking out, but not sure about a return trip.

Customer Service

As noted above.

Similar Products Used: Warsaw, Stockton Lake trail (now that is what I call flowy), Sac, Two Rivers
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Virginia   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2010]

After reading reviews for this trail, I was excited to try it out. I would not recommend this trail in the summer (96 degrees and 90% humidity). Within the first 5 minutes, I had about 200 ticks on me. There were many downed trees across the trail, not to mention all of the sticker bushes scratching the crap out of you as you ride across loose rocks and sticks. This trail wasn't a work out at all and it wasn't fun to ride. Maybe it is more fun in the Fall when someone is maitaining it? The only bright spot riding this trail was the wildlife--(e.g., 3 deer, 1 owl, and 1 turkey).

Customer Service

Honey run to south loop to north loop.

Similar Products Used: Haven't ridden other trails in this area.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Gimbal   Weekend Warrior [Mar 09, 2010]

Great surface, minimal trail surface erosion; excellent scenery; there are some technical spots, but nothing extraordinary; parking at the trailhead can accommodate maybe two to four vehicles, comfortably. Trail consists of three sections: Uplands flatwood section, going from the trailhead to McCubbins drive; the south loop, covering the southwest section of the trail; the north loop, covering the northeast section of the trail. Both loops intersect with the gravel-paved surface of McCubbins drive. Intersections at the road are marked with labels on vertical stakes. North loop provides some views of the lake. All sections provide excellent views of the Ozark woods. Wear tick repellent. Thanks to the kind folks keeping the trail clear of treefall. Note, as far as the phantom GPS track, for this trail, now appearing by my name: It would appear that the GPX upload operation did not complete successfully. The map is available with Google Maps - http://bit.ly/b5e2cU

Customer Service

The track going from the trailhead, along the Upland Flatwoods section, then through the south loop, the north loop, and finally back to the trailhead, is approximately 13 miles, and affords an easy flow to the progress of the ride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Nick Kruse   Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2009]

I thought this trail was a blast. It had excellent flow, which is so important in a trail. It would push you and give you a moderate uphill and then let you go, leaving you to get the adrenaline pumping on a FAST downhill! It was such a tame trail, but so much fun. Smooth, fast and dry! A lot of the trail is covered in a gravel type crushed rock keeping it clean and dry with minimal plant growth into the trail. Awesome, and as far as I'm concerned it was as good as mid missouri gets.

I didn't put on any bug spray before I went, and my tick count at the end of the trail was 18. That was the only downfall of the trail.

Customer Service

The connector trail is really a great ride, but you have to keep in mind that it is 3.1 miles ONE way. If you park at the top of the hill, you're going to have to ride that back or take the road around back to the parking lot. If you want to avoid riding back up a 1 way that you've already been down, you can turn left on Anderson, park at the bottom and start the loops from down there, and if you're still up to it, ride the connector up and then back down.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
MtnSpectre   Cross Country Rider [Apr 11, 2009]

This was my first ride in Missouri. Took a while for me to find it but once I found "A" road it was pretty easy. The ride did feel like it was a slight downhill for the most part. I kept wondering when I was going to get hit with an up. The trail was very fun for me, kind of like the trail that got me into mountain biking. I'm sitting here looking at my bike and all the mud caked on it. Next order of business.....cleaning. The ride was just under 14 miles at 13.63 and like they said before.....intuitive. Get on the trail and go and you will get out of it what you put into it as far as pace. I plan on taking my SO on this trail although at a much slower pace. Not very technical though but still fun!

Customer Service

Only rode this once.

Similar Products Used: You tell me.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Phat Tire Hillbilly   Racer [Mar 09, 2009]

Honey Run is awesome. Some muddy sections, some not, pretty much typical mtn biking. The local club Phat Tire Hillbillies have been working their butts off to rock armor the most of this trail. Sooner or later the only water/mud you are gonna find will be in the creeks !

Customer Service

Start @ the top McCubbins Point Rd. next left past the rangers' house. Go down the connector and cross the road(to south loop) come out of the south loop and go left on the gravel road across low water bridge make a right into trail (north loop). When you come out of the north loop go left across the two low water crossing and take the connector back up. Enjoy. We do !

Similar Products Used: Trail of the Four Winds. This is an epic, so anyone used to riding cyclocross should stay at the honey !
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
tskan   Weekend Warrior [Sep 11, 2008]

I just rode this trail today, and what a dissapointment. It was long and very rough not very technical at all. There were no jumps, no berms, no bridges, no anything. The only thing I was glad to see was the car. If anyone is at the Lake and wants to ride a trail this is not it. It is out of the way (Linn Creek). But the trail was marked very well and maintained well.

Customer Service

BITTERSWEET

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
MObiker   Weekend Warrior [Oct 30, 2007]

I went down and rode this trail last weekend. It flows real well, it seems like I was always going downhill. If you are looking for a technical challenge this isn't it. If you are looking for a fast fun ride it is hard to beat. A little more challenge would give it a 5 but I rate it a solid 4 for the fun element.

Customer Service

Start at the small parking lot follow the signs. I had never been on this trail and didn't have a map but the route is very intuitive. This trail was very well planned out. The 1st loop feeds right into the next one, it is real smooth.

Similar Products Used: Binder in Jeff City
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
EclipseRoadie   Weekend Warrior [Oct 13, 2007]

Trail is awesome. The connector trail is fast, without any big climbs and armored pretty well. Make sure you have a trail map and if you need to bail after the connector, just take a left on the dirt road and it'll intersect with McCubbins, take a left and your at the trailhead.... I dig both loops usually only ride one however.
This trail can be an easy ride or a hard ride depending on how aggressive you are. Most of the time I ride hard and fast, but lately the leaves are covering the trail and there are sections you REALLY need to be able to see what's under the leaves. Be cautious in the fall.

Customer Service

Connector Trail, North Loop

Similar Products Used: Bittersweet
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Francis Buxton   Cross Country Rider [Jul 17, 2007]

Trail is officially open!

Please do not ride (especially the South Loop) when it is wet! Someone has done some damage that we have to repair, but other than that the trail is in great condition.

Customer Service

Start at "official" trailhead, ride Connector to South Loop (clockwise) to North Loop (clockwise) and back on Connector.

Similar Products Used: Don't know.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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