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Thousand Hills Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Two loops connected with an 8 mile connector trail. Most of the trail borders thousand hills lake.
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Latitude
40.18769292317386
Longitude
-92.648606300354
Trail Directions
From Columbia...North on 63 to Kirksville. Take left at first light (Business 63). Go to next light (La Harpe) Take a left. Go to the end of La Harpe and take another left at Boundary (should be going south by now) Go to second right (226) gravel road, take to the end where there will be a gravel parking lot. Trail head is west of lot.
Trail Length
13 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kirksville
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Review Date
June 12, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cman_pogey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pretty good, getting new bike this weekend will let you know about it later. Pretty fun singletrack, not anything to technical, definately only chose in Kirksville. Will upload pictures of it when I write the review.

Recommended Route:
All, the way through the 13 miles. Ride through the woods a while and then youll hit a big open area, when you get to the dam, go past it and thats wheret the fun stuff is. Me and my friend ride it alot, probably 4 times a week, usually going through all the way. Great exerscise and fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None. Some in Columbia.



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Review Date
June 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SoloRider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Considering that it's the only ride going in the Kirksville area, Thousand hills isn't bad at all. Very little traffic and pretty easy going riding. Some small technical sections here and there, but nothing that someone new to the sport couldn't figure out quickly. Riding next to a lake is the most apealing part of the ride, trails rise and fall gently with picturesque rock crossings at every inlet.

Recommended Route:
The trail has a 3 mile loop at the park and a 6 mile loop at Rainbow Basin with an 8 mile connector trail. If your looking for just a short ride, the 6 mile loop is the better one. It has a nice little stream crossing and a couple good climbs and decents. The best trails in the park however are along the connector trail. If you not feeling up to an out and back I suggest starting at the park and finishing in town, it's another 5 miles to get your car back, but you can always catch a ride if your too burned.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
um, none.

Drive to Columbia and ride Rock Bridge State Park.



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Review Date
July 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: el diablo gato ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
To begin, it has been a few years since I was a student at Truman and was riding this trail 3-4 times weekly. In my opinion, this trail has a great variety of terrain and is an excellent trail to hone your skills on. Probably the best thing about this trail is the fact that you can usually ride the entire length and not see a single person. The solitude and serenity are so relaxing.

Recommended Route:
Not having a car at school, I seldom started at the park itself. I always dropped in at the trailhead off Boundry road, rode maybe 10 min and cut left across the creek and headed up the big hill. Eventually the loop will bring you back to the creek and I would usually tear back up the first drop-in hill for a finish.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None that I know of



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Review Date
October 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tom Miller , from Flagstaff,AZ

Summary:
I rode from the camp ground around the lake then back on the road. The drop in is great fun and it seems like you are in for an awsome ride, Then just after the creek crossing things change. I ran into spider webs, poison ivy, and ticks. It could be a really fun trail with some maint.



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Review Date
October 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matt Grothoff , from St Louis, Kirksville

Summary:
The Three Mile Loop in the park itself is more of a fun ride than anything else. It has some pretty technical sections, a but not impossible. a great trail to hone skills on without killing yourself. overall, it is a pretty average trail, but a first time rider of the trail will NOT be able to ride the entire thing without having trouble in a number of spots. the Basin loop on the other side of the lake is basically two hills, but they are fun to go down. pretty lengthy hills, at that. the trailleading to the loop itself is extremely enjoyable and fun. if nothing else, ride the trail for the scenery, the echo, and the serenity.

Recommended Route:
three mile loop clockwise; the basin loop has good points and bad points either direction, and has a great drop-drop in before you hit the fork.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugar Creek, baby- near a shooting range not too far southeast of Kirksville.



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