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White River Valley Trail

 
 12 votes

3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

269' 82 m

Ascent

-270' -82 m

Descent

960' 293 m

High

831' 253 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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This Trail content is still in development or in editorial review.

This rugged singletrack has a natural surface.

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Overview

Certain portions of the trail system are closed during Spring and Fall hunting seasons. The closure dates are posted and closed sections clearly marked. There is still plenty of trail for a good ride during these closures. It is also discouraged to ride directly after rain.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The WRV trail system consists of four loops - Red (about 3.1 miles), Blue, Green, and Orange, as well as several connectors and cross trails. All in all, if memory serves me correctly there is over 12 miles of trail in this system.

The Red trail is approx 3.1 miles long with some fairly mild to intermediate climbs, a couple (typically mostly dry) creek crossings, nice dirt and, of course, some good old Ozarks rock. There are a couple "Advanced" cut through trails if you want to mix it up a bit.

The Blue loop connects to the Red on one end and Orange loop on the other. Clockwise on the blue loop is a nice ride with nice flowly section where it is near Lake Taneycomo, then proceeding to a steady and somewhat difficult climb. Counter Clockwise on the Blue loop is more difficult due to a fairly long, steep climb at first. Afterwards you are rewarded with a long, flowing downhill and a few small, steeper climbs leading back to Red.

The Green and Orange loops are both shorter with a little different terrain style than the Blue and Red. They are also steeper rides with more climbing in shorter distances. Green has it's own trailhead and connects to Orange, which then has a connector to Blue, so you can ride the whole trail system no matter which trailhead you start from.

All in all this is a nice trail system that typically has a decent dirt pack instead of the gravelly marbles you might find typically in the Ozarks on more heavily used trails. There are no man made features on the trail and the terrain is pretty much all natural with no significant drops, jumps, or large obstacles. Pretty much all trails are fairly "experienced" beginner friendly but offer fun/challenging climbing and downhill sections for more advanced riders.

The land itself, I believe, is a joint project between the State Parks System and the Army Corps of Engineers who, back in the 1950's used the land to quarry and transport materials for Table Rock Dam. Along the trail you can find remnants of this use from old cable, large concrete anchors, various scrap, and quarried areas. There is also an old shack/homestead and cellar on the Green loop that is mildly interesting.

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Nov 5, 2017
Scott Hardy
Red Route on Saturday and went from Red TH to Trophy Run Rd on connectors on Sunday. Connector 4 from blue to Yellow kicked my butt, so steep. — 75h 00m
Nov 2, 2017
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Nice conditions, dry but not too loose. Starting to get quite a few downed leaves 7.7mi
Jul 30, 2017
Greg Phillips
a lot more trail here then the app has mapped. 6mi
Jul 2, 2017
Justin Hankins
Jul 2, 2017
James Brow
10mi — 3h 09m
Jun 3, 2017
Mike Stevenson
Google this trail and you'll find there are 3 more loops than what this app shows. 10.6 miles round trip including the connections. well marked tra... 10.6mi
Jun 3, 2017
Will Cheek
First ride! 8mi
Mar 17, 2017
Edward Webb

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Rode the red loop and blue loop this weekend.....had lots of rain so the terrain was slick but the scenery was spectacular, lots of casscading water and short water falls to take in. Trails are well done with natural rock and some roots but very doable, some areas very challenging but mostly a good flow.....very nice. Would like to do the trail again with dryer conditions Jul 6, 2016
just rode this trail system last week, 7/4/16. It is free to the public and has parking at several of the trailheads with restrooms. Table Rock State park has maps and the trail loops and connector links are well marked. Caught in the rain several times in the woods so it made the rocky terrain slick and a bit dangerous as well as muddy, but rideable because its mostly rock. Really fun time but bring your climbing legs. Jul 14, 2016
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Branson, MO
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This trail system is over 11 miles of loops - the map on this page only shows the red loop which is 3.1 miles. Heavy rains & flooding in Spring 2017 - trails extremely rough compared to usual. Minor issues with fallen trees and water crossings. They have been repairing areas and the trail is slowing getting better. All in all a great trail system and fun riding. 3 trailheads and free parking Jun 9, 2017

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