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Joplin Trails

Average Rating:    (3.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Trail is basically five distict sections which are separted by street, rail-trail and the creek. All is single track, much is creek bottom. Two new sections are very good. Technical with decent climbs.
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Latitude
37.112248423983424
Longitude
-94.49357986450195
Trail Directions
There are a number of ways to get on these trails. Most useful, especially if driving to trails is to park at trail head parking lot on north St. Louis Street, just south of Zora. The parking lot is on the east side of the street. From there, head southwest down the rail-trail. You will see the mtb trails going of in each direction on each side of the creek.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Joplin
   


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Review Date
June 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jessem19 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has a lot of potential; however, there has been little to no work done on the trails since I've started riding them. There are a few technical spots, but nothing too exciting. It's pretty easy to get lost (even though the trails are short) and there is no map at the trail head. Overall, if you're itchin' to ride it's the best thing around.



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Review Date
November 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ROAD WARRIOR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trails are a good place to go spend an hr or two if stuck in Joplin. Trail are as described mostly single track, ranging from buffed to loose fist sized rock, also a small bmx section. If trails were longer or not seperated by roads. would would give overall raiting of 4

Recommended Route:
Many ways to get to trails. For first time best to start off the rail trail where it crosses turkey creek, then go exploring.



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Review Date
August 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Eric Anderson ,  Cross Country Rider , from Joplin, MO

Summary:
These trails are short but awesome, though I belive that if you follow the wide river road on the south side of the creek and head west, you could probably go for a while.

If you go in summer, don't stop or you will be eaten alive by chiggers. I now have hundreds of bites on my legs from a trip to these trails last week.

Also, check out the INSANE BMX jumps on the north side of the creek. See the trailhead directions below, then follow the trails west on the south side of the creek until you get to a wide creek crossing, take it across, go right (east) and follow the riverside s-track to the jumps. These are not ridable by a cross-country bike. BMX or dirt-jumpers only.

Recommended Route:
Take Neuman Road west until it ends (past Florida) and park at the trailhead turnout on the north side of the road before it turns to private property. Once ont eh trail, head east a bit and loop around, you'll eventually get back to where you started from which you can go west for a long time.



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Review Date
July 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: chris ,  Cross Country Rider , from joplin

Summary:
these are preatty good trails. mostly singletrac. if your looking for something rough go to the j and d offroad trails.

Recommended Route:
ask someone where lone elm street is. head north and you'll see an opening across a creek if you get to a small building on the left you've gone to far.



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Review Date
March 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tom , from Joplin

Summary:
NOTE - A large portion of this area has recently been closed off by the landowner. It it the area in the northwest quadrant, north of Turkey Creek, west of the Frisco Greenway Trail (railtrail).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The rest of the area is still open to ride. Lets try to keep it that way!



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