Brushy Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 4th most popular mountain bike trail in Missouri.

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Near Ellsinore in Carter County within the Mark Twain National Forest, the Brushy Creek Trail is a 6 mile roller coaster mountain bike ride characterized by rocky washout descents and wide singletrack. The tread varies from packed clay to leaf & pine needle covered. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Ellisnore, follow SR60 to CR V. Head north on CR V to roughly 2 miles past CR N and look for Brushy Creek Trailhead signs on the left.

Overall, Brushy Creek Trail is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 27 mountain biking rides in Missouri. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Brushy Creek Trail including Berryman Trail, Cedar Creek / Pine Ridge Trail, Kaintuck Hollow Trail, Ridge Runner Trail, Swan Creek Trail and Council Bluffs TrailAudubon Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Mark Twain National Forest (573) 438-5427; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234; The Fathead's Guide To Mountain Biking Missouri by Gary Barnett from Buffalo Mountain Publ. at 41 H St., Lake Lotawana, MO 64086.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Eminence Cottages (800) 224-2090

Luxury Loding:  Cedarstone Lodge (573) 226-5666

Breakfast Restaurant:  Corner Cafe, Calis

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  6209


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