23.2 miles
Distance
3,756 ft
Climb
-3,948 ft
Descent
1,384 ft
High Point

Middle Fork Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2495
  • Year Opened
    2005
  • Land Manager

This trail crosses many brooks and streams in the upper basin of the Middle Fork of the Black River: Neals Creek, Strother Creek, Henderson Creek, Little Creek, Brooks Creek, as well as the headwaters of the Middle Fork. The trail passes near fens, seeps, and small springs-- you won't run out of water here! In between the many water crossings the trail travels over and around the many fingered ridges found in this area of the Ozarks. You'll pass through oak and hickory hardwoods, short-leaf pine stands, and small savannahs. The northern trailhead is at Highway DD. A 200' gravel path connects to the main trail. The Middle Fork section continues 1.5 miles north before connecting with the Trace Creek section. If you're just planning a trip on the Middle Fork, you'll go south from the DD trailhead to the Highway J trailhead, a distance of about 23 miles

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More Stats for Middle Fork mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -191 ft
  • Altitude min
    992 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    992 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.677%
  • Grade min
    28.747%
  • Distance climb
    10.0 miles
  • Distance down
    10.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3.0 miles
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Routes with this trail

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Middle Fork Loop
37.6 miles
The Squealer race
54.4 miles

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