Biking in the Ozarks near Black and Lesterville, Missouri
Bicyclists looking for some Show-Me-State scenery would do well to check out the mountain biking trails near us. Missouri has been named the "Best Trails State" by American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of the nation's hiking, biking and riding trails. The national award is presented every two years to the state that has made tremendous contributions to promote and improve their trail system.
Missouri State Parks offers almost 1,000 miles of managed trails and the state claims more than 500 miles of National Recreation Trails designated by the U.S. Department of Interior. If you want to see and experience a landscape unique on the Earth, visit Iron and Reynolds County Missouri. Come to our area where hundreds of miles of trails await your exploration. Famous for the Ozark Trail, there are many other trails to explore in this region of Missouri.
The Middle Fork Section and Karkaghne Section of the Ozark Trail is two of the favorites. It is fast and flowing with a guaranteed back woods experience. These sections of the Ozark Trail has some of the largest uphills in the area. With its rolling hills and varied landscapes, it offers biking enthusiasts the wonders they love. There is no shortage of water, as these sections cross many brooks and streams in the upper basin of the Black River, including the headwaters of the Middle Fork, Neals Creek, Little Creek, Henderson Creek and Brooks Creek. These sections provide some of the best single-track mountain bicycling in Missouri. You won't want to miss the Sutton's Bluff Recreation Area along the Karkaghne Section which offers breathtaking views and excellent swimming opportunities.
To read more about biking in our area, click here: missouri-hiking.com