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Lake Shore Trail

 9 votes

Length

11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

335' 102 m

Ascent

-335' -102 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

1,185' 361 m

High

1,077' 328 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 10 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees History

Getting forecast...

Beautiful riding at Council Bluff Lake

Paul Stahlschmidt

Overview

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Description

Following the contours of Council Bluff Lake, the Lake Shore Trail is a Missouri favorite. There is very little elevation gain, but short ups and downs around the the lake provide great fast-paced flow. Technical challenges do exist on this trail including several rocky sections. Nearly all of this trail is singletrack.

There are several places to start the 11.5 mile loop; this outlined route begins within the Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area at the Wild Boar Hollow Boat Launch, where a $3 day-use fee applies. Another trailhead worth noting begins at the Wild Boar Ridge Campground which has direct ride-in/ride-out access. Showers are available at the Chapel Hill Beach, open in the summer.

Other rides to consider in the Mark Twain National Forest include the Ozark Trail (a spur to this is located approximately 1.5 mi. in on this route), and the IMBA-Epic Berryman Trail, about an hour north.

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May 12, 2018
James Brow
This is a really nice trail, Worth the drive for me.
May 7, 2018
Tyler Deason
Long hard rocky trail with grate lake cues and a snack bar at the end 12mi
Apr 30, 2018
Terry Young
12.4mi — 1h 45m
Oct 1, 2016
Sky Tracker
Rolling singletrack around a beautiful lake. A little rocky.
Oct 11, 2014
Bill Cahill
Burnin at the Bluff Race 39mi

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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  3.9 from 9 votes
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#100

in Missouri

#5,410

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