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A primary climbing route with great views above the river valley.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Singletrack

1,017' 310 m

High

857' 261 m

Low

160' 49 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Goat was built as the main return climb for Larceny and Randy's Traverse. However, it also serves as an excellent cross country trail on its own. The views are nice any time of the year but they are spectacular in the winter months and early spring offering one to see the entire Missouri River valley with Kansas on the other side. It is a multi-use trail and riders may encounter pedestrians.

It starts at the bottom of the hill near the bike/pedestrian bridge. The trail immediately begins the climb up using switchbacks. The first one offers a really nice view despite being near the bottom of the hill. After the initial climb, there is a recovery zone to allow one to catch their breath. More switchbacks follow with recovery zones interspersed before a steady climb that levels out bringing one to the start of Larceny and Randy's Traverse. There is another climb that follows that is super fun when traveling in reverse. At the top of the climb, the trail intersects with the Crushed Limestone Trail providing access to the south end of Pony.

From there, the trail goes downhill briefly before resuming the climb. A short recovery zone leads to two more switchbacks climbing up the hill. After the two switchbacks, one approaches a bermed turn clinging to the hillside. Use caution here as downhill traffic may be approaching from around the turn. The climbing continues briefly before leveling out. Try avoiding distraction from the nice view to the left. As one notices the trail getting close to the Crushed Limestone Trail, watch for intersecting traffic from Deroin to the left. Goat ends here at the intersection with Deroin, the Crushed Limestone Trail, and Pony.

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Shared By:

Lee Clark

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#53

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#2,408

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Photos

Garet tests the wheel tap option on Nomad Trails Development's lunch break during construction.
Apr 26, 2022 near Saint J…, MO
Looking west from the main Pony route as Garet hits the northbound drop option.
Apr 27, 2022 near Saint J…, MO
Night riding Deroin and hitting the big drop at the end.
Apr 27, 2022 near Saint J…, MO

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