Take a ride back in time on southeastern Missouri's Berryman Trail. Located in Mark Twain National Forest on the low shoulders of the ancient and gnarled Ozark Mountains where Jessie James and his gang frequntly hid, Berryman offers over 24 miles of classic Midwestern mountain biking.
While enjoying stellar singletrack, riders traverse across the terrain through woodsy creek bottoms up to the ridgetops. The trail mixes narrow toboggan-run descents, rock gardens and twisting, bench-cut singletrack as you make your way around the loop.
Up on the ridge, riders get stellar views of Missouri's highest point, Taum Sac Mountain and the lush Ozarks forest stretching as far as the eye can see.
The trail is open year round though the summer months can be very muggy. One positive about the rocky terrain is that rain rarely makes sections unnavigable.
Directions: From the intersection of MO State Hwy 21 and MO State Hwy 8 in Patosi, Missoui, head West on State Hwy 8 for approx. 17.3 miles. Turn Right and head North on Berryman Rd/CR# 207 for approx. 4 miles to the intersection with CR# 205/FR# 2265. Turn Left and travel approx. 2.1 miles to an intersection with State Hwy W. Turn Right onto Hwy W, then go approx. 1.2 miles to the campground entrance on your left.
Photo Credit: IMBA