Crowder State Park - Trail, Trenton, Missouri

Crowder State Park - Trail, Trenton, Missouri

DESCRIPTION

A lot of technical parts including a rocky section, many roots and trees. Some sections have log step up and downs, these are a blast. This is a fun trail that I would recommend if you love to mountain bike.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 12, 2012]
NYredbulls14
Weekend Warrior

Great trail from start to finish, Lots of roots and rocks to navigate through. I road these trails last weekend after a good 2-3 hour rain and it was a tough ride with how wet the rocks and roots were. Even though it was wet, I had a blast. I live an hour and half from Trenton and it was worth the drive. Nice campsite around the trails as well.

Customer Service

Tall Oaks Trail.

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5
VALUE
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3
[Sep 20, 2009]
steve
Downhiller

Crowder has some wonderful single tracks. Its too bad we only have a handful of local regular riders. I have ridden "tall oaks" 3 times this weekend and "river forks" 1 and 1/2 (lower section looped back around)times. All of crowders trails are very well maintained and you dont have to worry about loosing the trail or it being washed out. I try to go riding about 5 miles minimum every day and am happy to have such a challenging and fun trail so close.

Customer Service

I highly recommend Tall oaks. its a 4.2 mile trail of everything from treacherous rocks to water crossings t high speed downhills and hill climbs. When you first enter crowder if you stay on the main road until you see the tennis courts and the lake then turn right and follow that clear up until you reach the end where you will find a big parking lot by the lake. From here you can go across the dam (0.2 miles) and enter tall oaks from that trail head i would recommend going to the right to start it off. one thing that might confuse people is the turn off that is after the extremely rocky downhill section. just make sure to keep left otherwise you make a long uphill climb towards the campground and have to take the road back around to another trail head. Fork in the river trail is great to. sometimes the bottoms flood (we haven't had rain in over a month and the bottoms are nearly too muddy to ride without packing your bike with mud) but the trail is mostly single track and has probably half a mile of double track.

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5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 01, 2008]
Lawson Raider
Cross Country Rider

Crowder State Park is a gem. Rode this twice last year (2007) and both times I really enjoyed the experience.

This is one of those trails that you have to really experience to really appreciate the fine job the trailbuilders here have done to make Crowder a worthy destination.

As far as trail conditions, the trail is very well balanced with the right amount of roots and rocks to keep the trail fun and interesting. There is some climbing and some downhills so you get to huff up some hills but then get to blast down some hills.

I have ridden this on a hardtail and a FS although I do prefer a FS myself as it makes it easier on my older carcass LOL. One word of advice.

The one thing you will love about Crowder is that there are plenty of scenic spots on the trail where you want to just sit there on your bike and appreciate the natural beauty of the outdoors. Seeing the Thompson River, riding next to hollers, and just listening to the wind blow through the woods is awe inspiring.

Customer Service

Trail maps are located at the parking lot and as any trail, having a copy handy is always recommended. This trail is marked pretty well so you shouldn't need it too much only in a few areas if you start scratching your head.

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5
VALUE
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4
[Jun 11, 2007]
Lawson Raider
Weekend Warrior

The trail is very well maintained. Didn't have to ride with the weeds hugging my legs on either side. The hills are steep though so be prepared to climb them, but the downhill is wicked fast. The River Bend trail has roots and rocks and on those downhill sections be prepared to negotiate. I admit I am a complete off-road newbie so this trail definitely will help you learn and master some skills (Or get wiped trying to! LOL. Have to be honest, if you are lacking in the skills department, you can easily find yourself getting personal with the Missouri dirt.)

Overall, a very well maintained set of trails.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 25, 2006]
mountainblur
Weekend Warrior

This trail was excellent. It has a little bit of everything for every type of rider. There are beautiful bluffs and valleys that provide great elevation. The trail was probually the best maintained trail that I have rode yet. The trail crew has done an impressive job.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 06, 2004]
mosfs
Weekend Warrior

The Tall Oaks trail is a great all around ride, long enough to take up a morning or afternoon but not to grueling. Great variety of terrain, well built. Hills, rocks and straight aways. Unfortunately the River Forks Trail was swamped over at the beach house entrance. Looks like it will take a while to dry out. It was a bummer as wanted to do both trails. Looking forward to returning doing all day ride around Thompson River.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 19, 2004]
Cabin Fever
Cross Country Rider

actually, i've now ridden it twice. i rode it a while back (read "matt's" review a few down) and didn't like it. i decided to give it another try, and that turned out to be the weekend's best decision. the trail conditions were excellent, especially since a race was being held that weekend. MANY fast sections, and plenty of rock gardens that reminded me of greensfelder and chubb, their easier parts, anyway. didn't get a chance to ride the newer loops, although i hear that they are faster as opposed to technical. it truly is surprising to have such an oasis of well-maintained trails, open to bikes, and built extremely well, in northern missouri. the rider support in Trenton must be tremendous, considering that they probably don't have all THAT many local riders. definitely the gem of this region, far outshadowing Kirksville's Thousand Hills trail.

Customer Service

just get a map and go from there. it seems to me like counter-clockwise is the way to go on most of them.

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uh, an hour east on route 6 is Thousand Hills, and the trail there is alright. don't kill yourself to get there, though.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[Nov 07, 2003]
Tim R
Cross Country Rider

Crowder State Park has grown into the true "gem" of North Missouri. Four loops, each with their own characteristics and difficulty,make up most of the 16+ miles of single track. These loops are daisy-chained together with connector trails. There are a few other trails that lead off these main loops as well. While equestrians share two of these loops(Thompson River Trail and Thompson Bluff Trail)most of the riding is tight single track. These trails are excellent examples of what positive mountain biking advocacy can do. The Green Hills Trail Association (most members are avid mountain bikers/hikers)have been allowed to build new trails and help maintain existing trails making what Crowder State Park is today. The Park Supt keeps the entire park in tip top shape. The park offers an awesome venue for races with its varied terrain. Please don't ever think North Missouri is flat!

Customer Service

The "Tall Oaks Trail" is a classic ride ridden counter clockwise. It's one of the middle loops and offers a little bit of everything. It is located on the northwest side of the lake. One brand new trail, with the biggest logjump at Crowder, can be found by riding north from the campground. It "T"s into Tall Oaks Trail. Check out the "eleven-man" rock it took to make the log jump. Whatever you do, it is a good idea to stop at the park office and get a map of the trails. The new trail from the campground is not on it as of yet.

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Landahl in the Kansas City area

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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
[Oct 02, 1999]
Raymond Mulnix

I think this is one of the best trails in Missouri. It is fairly new to everyone and not many know about it yet. I would suggest everyone go ride it and tell your friends. It has many technical parts with good climbs and long downhill sections that winds through the trees.

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5
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[Oct 15, 1999]
jimbo fett

I'm pretty new to mountain biking, and haven't ridden many trails, but I've been told by experienced riders that this is one great trail! There are a lot of rocky sections that are pretty difficult on no-suspension bikes, so keep that in mind. Watch out for some steep climbs. In addition to the rocks, there are several roots and log "steps" that can be murderous. As I said, this is a great trail!!

Customer Service

Any!

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5
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