Kelley Branch Trail - Trail, Columbia, Missouri

Kelley Branch Trail - Trail, Columbia, Missouri

DESCRIPTION

This singletrack trail is within the 90 acre Kelley Branch Restoration Area, which is closed to off road vehicles. The trail is located in a scenic and rugged portion of the park and takes users through wooded landscapes with steep mounds and bottomland areas. The tread is tight, technical, and challenging because of the terrain. The trail passes by a small waterfall and the site of an old mining bridge.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 10, 2012]
mikesbales
Weekend Warrior

Just rode this trail for the first time this morning. I rode with a friend who told me how he had read that this was a "black diamond" on another website due to the technical skills required to complete it. I found that this was not as difficult as I had imagined, however, it was set up perfectly in the sense that every time you climb a steel hill you get a few minutes of downhill to cool off. Only one of the hills was too difficult for me to climb, however, other riders have dug steps into the hill next to it. In two scenic areas along the trail benches had been installed to relax and enjoy the view before continuing. Overall this took exactly one hour to complete and was an absolute blast.

Customer Service

Once in the parking lot it is clearly marked as being only one way (starting to the north and continuing counter clockwise until you return to the south part of the parking lot.

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I haven't ridden many other trails near Columbia, I mostly stick to those closer to home (STL)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 08, 2012]
Matt Sides
Weekend Warrior

This trail made me appreciate what we do have here in central Missouri, we may not have the best landscape for mountain biking trails in the world. What we do have is a hardworking community that keeps trails like this being built and the other ones very well maintained. So I say thank you to those out there doing just that.
I think this is probably what Rhett's run wanted to be, its less then 3 miles but packs in tight the hills, jumps, and twists and you instantly want to ride it again better after you finish. Its actually pretty technical there is a lot of short steep downhills into steep uphills, then downhills that take a sharp 180 off a cliff. This track will keep you on your toes but at the same time is very well though out, it flows very nicely, and makes you want to slide off the turns and ramp off the hills.
The only complaints I could make is that it would be sweet if it was about twice as long (maybe someday they will add on), also there seems to be a couple of sports where its trying to guide you off the side of a hill. (But that's part of the fun)

Customer Service

There is one 2.75 mile route that is one way with clear markers.
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Take Peabody exit from the highway and follow the road until it turns left to stay on the pavement, then follow the signs.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Bridge State Park, Cosmo Park, Binder Trail Jefferson City,

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 09, 2011]
CFM
Cross Country Rider

This trail just opened in Fall 2011. It is tight and twisty with constant pitch changes as dictated by the terrain. It is very fun to ride and will challenge your skills.

Customer Service

The trail is marked for one way usage. From the parking lot normal entry is onto the north loop. If water in the creek is to high for a crossing, there is an access to the south loop from the opposite side of the picnic area. Trail is ridden counter clockwise.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia
Binder Lake Trail, Jefferson City

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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