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Lakeview Trail

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  5.0 from 3 votes
green  Easy from 1 vote
Rank: #1 in the Stockton State Park area
#5 in MO, #279 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Stockton,
“A nice, new, flowy trail with some sweet views of the lake.”
Andy Schuette on Apr 26, 2014
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7.211.6 milesKilometers 395’121 m Ascent 970’296 m High 2% Avg Grade (1°)
95% Singletrack -395’-120 m Descent 884’269 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
Overview
This is a fun little trail that goes on some great terrain around the peninsula containing Stockton State Park. Lots of Dogwood, not a lot of rock and some great views of the lake. Very flowy, sustainable - should be rideable shortly after rain.

The only drawback is there are two crossings of MO 215, which isn't super busy but you do need to watch out.
Need To Know
Camping is available just up the road from the primary trailhead.
Description
This is a pretty simple trail - going north (counter-clockwise around the penninsula) from the trailhead, you work through some flowy trail, then get up to a clearing where you have to look for the blue blaze on a post across the field to get going again. It's easy to follow the trail.

Nothing is technical but it's a grind as you're going up or down the whole way - budget 40 minutes at a good pace, 1 hour if you're wanting to take some pictures of the scenery. Just past the small cemetary is steep grade downhill that is a blast! The on-site Missouri parks staff is courteous and helpful and work hard to keep the trails clear of fallen trees.
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  3.0 from 3 votes
View down the trail looking west. (Stockton, MO)