Fellows lake trail - Trail, Springfield, Missouri

Fellows lake trail - Trail, Springfield, Missouri

DESCRIPTION

Found this trail by accident while driving on the northeast side of the lake. I really wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised as I descending the first major downhill slope. The turn at the bottom was a doozy and had to stop to walk the bike since I am still a novice. Hills range from steep to gradual inclines/declines. Lots of small to fist sized rocks as well as roots. A number of small downed trees were also encountered but nothing that couldn't be jumped over. Otherwise well maintained. Did I mention spider webs? Well there were lots of em. Lots of deer too. In fact there were times they seemed to be running through the brush beside me as I made my way down the trail. Pretty awesome. Also, the view of the lake through the trees was really nice. Since this park is geared towards the fishing crowd, bathrooms /portapots can be found at both ends of the trail. In addition, a small store is found at the marina side of the trail. Having ridden at Little Sac, Busiek, and the new bike trail in Branson (unsure of name), I would rate this trail as moderate in difficulty. Definitely worth checking out.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 25, 2012]
29erAddict
Cross Country Rider

Rode this trail for the first time this evening. Did not expect it to be as fun as it was. If you start at the TH on the east end of the lake (not the marina TH) you will encounter a couple of pretty aggressive hills early on. A little too much loose gravel on a few of the downhills for my taste (i.e, hot brakes! esp. on a 29er), but lots of fun. All of the climbs are rewarded with some great singletrack dirt through the forest before hitting another downhill run and starting the process over again. Had two large white-tail does leap out about 20 yards in front of me on the return trip. Wanted to ride past the marina and loop all of the gravel doubletracks up to the dam and back, but was running out of daylight. Between the actual trail (5 miles round trip) and the various gravel to the dam, you could probably get in 10 miles here if you got a little creative (and a bit repetitive). I usually ride White River (awesome new trail system in Branson), Busiek, and Sac, and this little gem at Fellow's Lake is a welcome addition to the rotation. Like I said, unexpected climbs now and then, and a few hot downhills, but lots of great singletrack in the woods. Might be a tad rough for a newbie, but definitely something to check out.

Customer Service

Either way - it's all good. Add the gravel upto the dam and back to make for longer ride (and some nice views of the lake).

Similar Products Used:

White RIver (Branson(, Busiek, Sac.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 24, 2012]
Tyler
Weekend Warrior

I grew up riding this trail. Lived about 5 min from the lake and road it all through high school. It's a solid mix of hills, downs, creeks, slight switch backs. Some nice field and lake views. Nothing mind blowing but nice. Plenty of wildlife and almost never see other riders. Accasional hikers. Moderate difficulty but nothing technical like the sac or busiek. Great starting place for new riders. Start back at the damn and it's a smooth transition roughly 5-6 mile total leaving from the damn. Starting at actual trail head it's 2.5 miles one way and you can either double back (just as fun) or ride the road for a quick out. Just one ingle track but it has some rewarding sections. Only down side it can become overgrown depending on time of year. Its mowed on occasionally.

Similar Products Used:

Sac busiek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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