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Mountain Biking

Wolf Creek Trail

  • Distance: 11.6 miles

  • Time: 1 to 2 hours

  • Skill level: beginner to intermediate

  • Map: Mark Twain National Forest brochure & map

  • Description: The outer loop of the Wolf Creek Trail System is a mountain biking optimized trail 2 miles north of Poplar Bluff. From the North Trailhead, the trail is best flowing counter-clockwise. Follow signs for Wolf Creek Trail and look for orange diamond reassurance markers to know you’re on the right trail. Most of the trail is narrow singletrack with some intermittent creek crossings and lots of flow.

Biking Wolf Creek Trail in February with
Wolf Creek Trail in February with Snow.j

Crooked Branch Trail

  • Distance: 5.5 miles

  • Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Skill level: intermediate

  • Map: Mark Twain National Forest brochure & map

  • Description: The most challenging trail in the Wolf Creek System has many tight and twisting turns punctuated by many short, punchy climbs and downhills. Incorporate this trail with the Wolf Creek Trail and Cane Creek Trail for a 14-mile+ exploration of the trail network. Expect rocks, overgrown vegetation and other natural obstacles here.

Between the Rivers Section of the Ozark Trail

  • Distance: 29 miles

  • Time 3 to 6 hours

  • Skill level: advanced

  • Map: Ozark Trail Association map

  • Description: This scenic section of the Ozark Trail is located between the Current River and the Eleven Point River. Starting at the US Highway 60 Trailhead, travel south for 29 miles and end at the Katy Trailhead/3152 Trailhead. Expect lots of steep climbs and descents and narrow, winding singletrack. Highlights of the trip include Sinking Creek Trailhead and a connector trail to Big Springs, the largest spring in Missouri.

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