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Busiek State Park

Average Rating:    (3.54 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

Very radical and tough trail with plenty of rocks, toads, snakes, logs, and venomous opossums. Be sure to bring PLENTY of beer, because you will be in pain. There lives a CRAZY 7 point buck that will jump out of the bushes and try to poke you with his horns. There is an area where bed like formations were created millions of years ago by dripping minerals and other stuff. If you're really bored, bring your guns, because there is a shooting range in the same park... no joke!
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Latitude
36.80928470205937
Longitude
-93.1640625
Trail Directions
20 miles north of Branson Missouri on Highway 65 or 22 miles south of Springfield on Highway 65
Trail Length
14 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Branson
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Review Date
May 30, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: D-Dog ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ive been to Busiek 3 times I think, and I have learned to like it. I made the mistake of riding on the east side on the yellow and silver/yellow trails, and wiped out on some big steps. The second half of Y and S/Y was just a long downhill section of steps that were difficult just to walk down. I only rode the connecting sections of Red so I can't say much for that, other than it seemed much more ridable than S and S/Y. The west side of Busiek is much much better. I have always done purple trail counterclockwise and just hiked up the switchbacks. The orange trail is fun but very steep. White trail is also good and probably the easiest loop. I have only done White counter clockwise, but I can be done clockwise as well.

Recommended Route:
West side: Purple loop (counter clockwise), Orange loop (clockwise), White loop (counter clockwise)
East side: just dont, unless you're really confident in your riding skills.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sac River, Two Rivers Bike Park



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Review Date
April 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dgreene2010 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun trails! I usually only ride on from the West parking lot and ride the White and Red loops. Lots of climbing makes for lots of fun coming back down! Bring plenty of water, beer, and an extra pair of shorts in case the gun range catches you off guard!

Recommended Route:
White and Red loops

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chadwick, Sac, White River Valley



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Review Date
April 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: scofo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail is still suffering from some of last years flooding in some areas. The whole face of it has changed since last year. Both of the bridges are out on the east side, so be prepared to get very wet if you want to ride the southeast trails 9some of my favorite). However, the west end down past the gun range was in GREAT condition on Sat April 4. There was a tree acrss the trail about 2.5 miles out, but the riding was so good. Unfortunately horses do stomp holes in all these trails, so just be prepared for some rough areas thanks to the cowpokes. Their favorite time to bring out the herd seems to be right after a big rain so that the trail is as demolished by dried horse hoof holes as possible.

Recommended Route:
West side past the gun range. Take the first left. Do the half mile hike up the mountain and ride across the top. Once down the backside hang a right to go back to the parking lot. Intermediate riders.



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Review Date
November 17, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mountainblur ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail has good elevation gains but it seems the trail has been beaten up. There are a lot of large loose rocks that beat up your bike as they fly into the frame. Other times the climbs are on loose gravel making it more of a challenge for traction. It is a trail that is shared with horses, I am not sure if that is the problem.



Comments
climbbikeskione (11/21/2008)
Your're not sure horses caused the problem....let me inform you the horses are exactly the problem! It is an unfortunate problem with multiuse trails, but horses make a huge impact...much more so than people, bikes, and even motorbikes

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Review Date
September 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rooster52478 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has gone downhill in my opinion. Horses have torn the trails up horribly. They have rutted it up and it stays muddy as well as breaking up all of the rock. Some people call it technical but loose rocks the size of basketballs is not technical,it is just practically impossible. I live fairly close to these trails and do not even waste my time making the 30 minute trip anymore. The highlight is the creek to cool off in after finishing a ride.

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sac River



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