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Shoal Creek

Average Rating:    (1.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This trail is a very nice alternative to Landahl Park for those who live in the Northland and don't want to travel to Blue Springs for a decent ride. The trail was originally cut by motor cross riders and is very flat and fast with a lot of tight turns, banked corners, and switchbacks. Throughout the trail, there are many ditch crossings and log jumps. Few people know about this trail so during the summer months, in some places, the weeds encroach upon the trail. I have been riding the trail for about a year and have yet to explore all of it. (Don't assume you are at the end of the trail when you come to the washed-out bridge, follow the trail under the bridge, this is where a majority of the trails are). Be sure to observe the No Trespassing signs around the archery range. The range is clearly marked and is used frequently on the weekends. The trails leading into the archery range are tempting but this portion is private property!! One more quick note. There is a sign where the gravel begins that says "Road Closed". However, this sign merely indicates the road is closed to through traffic and is no longer maintained by city or county maintenance crews. (As I stated earlier, the road is very rough in places).
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Latitude
39.246111
Longitude
-94.418889
Trail Directions
From Liberty head south on 291 to Skyline DR (Just past where the R.R. tracks go over 291). Turn right on Skyline Dr then take an immediate right on to Birmingham. Follow Birmingham until it turns to gravel. You can either park where the gravel begins or continue driving to the trailhead but the road gets fairly rough in places. Continue on the gravel for about 2.5 miles. After the 90 degree turn to the right. Start watching for the entrance to the single track on the left side of the road. If you run out of gravel, you have gone too far.
Trail Length
8.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Liberty
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: P=Fv ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I live only three miles from this trial and I don't see myself going back any time soon (if ever). It would be fun with a dirtbike or atv, but for mtb it doesn't offer much. Flat. Big mud holes. And it looks like last week someone cut down dozens of trees that now block the main road, which doesn't cut down on the fun (because there wasn't much to begin with). The trees were probably cut down to stop truck traffic.

The trail goes farther than I cared to go. It looks like it follows the RR tracks for a long way. I guess it would be good for XC on dirt, gravel and mud if you wanted a good mix.

Recommended Route:
Its pretty much one way, with some meandering through some woods.



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Review Date
November 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bill ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Whatever you do, don't even bother with this worthless dirtbike trail. It is the flattest location in Missouri and it had been about 2 weeks since the last rain and it was still a mudfest. I don't know who did the initial review, but he obviously doesn't like single-track very much. Anyway, go to Landahl and be happy.

Recommended Route:
Go directly to Landahl and bypass at all costs



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Review Date
May 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeremy , from Kansas City MO

Summary:
The track in not kept up to par you run into alot of
guessing where to go. There are some logs and stumps and few switchbacks. Good for a first time rider.
The location is great being close.

Recommended Route:
start just right of the archry range because the track is short due to the construction on the train track



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Review Date
April 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Eric , from KCMO

Summary:
Tried this trail and am not sure it is public property. There is private property of both sides of the creek, and no indication that the trail itself isn't also on private property. It doesn't appear to be part of any public land, park, or trail system.



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Review Date
October 30, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: REB , from Kansas City

Summary:
The beginning of the trail is somewhat weedy/brushy due to lack of riders. Once on the trails, the first half is fairly flat with a lot of quick turns. The second trail system is more technical with steep climbs and descents. Be sure to pack a patch kit and necessary tools because the trails are fairly secluded.

Recommended Route:
Due to some recent railroad construction in the area, some of the trails have been blocked. The washed out bridge and train overpasses have been replaced by culverts. This requires those unfamiliar with the trails to do some exploring to find them. When you get to the culverts, you can continue south on the service road and cross the tracks at the concrete gate and hook up with the second system of trails. The alternative is to climb over the tracks at the culvert and work your way east.



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