25.9 miles
2,442 ft
-2,451 ft
1,196 ft
High Point

This is the complete loop that makes up the Berryman trail. The Courtois section of Ozark Trail now uses 12 miles of the western part of the Berryman, so the OTA has split the gps tracks into 2 parts.

Detailed Description
Berryman Trail is a 26 mile popular intermediate route located near Potosi Missouri. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 2,442 ft with a max elevation of 1,196 ft then descends -2,451 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
dllawson819 (Jun 14, 2021 at 7:42)
This trail is an absolute blast with 26 miles of amazing flow. I have ridden all over the country and Berryman (in 2019) was one of the best days I have ever had on a bike. Easily my favorite trail along I-70 east of the Rockies.

5 stars because it is one of the best trails I have ever ridden.
  • + 0
gSweary (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:40)
Great trail under perfect conditions. No obstructions but a little loose and dusty dilute to no recent rain. I wish it had better views but the scenery amongst the trees is gods enough. Those climbs are challenging but the flow is rewarding (clockwise is definitely more fun).
  • + 0
norcalspeeddemon (Jun 13, 2017 at 6:52)
This trail is flowy Midwest mountain biking at its best. I rode in mid June and it was in fantastic shape. I did the whole trail and didn't see another person the whole time! Make sure to go floating on one of the local rivers while you're down here! Makes for a great trip
  • + 1
ksilvey10 (Dec 8, 2016 at 11:17)
I'm from Potosi but never got into Mountain Biking until I moved to Houston! I can't wait to come back home and try it out.
  • + 1
MAtnip OTA (Oct 23, 2015 at 8:34)
This old IMBA HOF Epic trail is improving every year. The Ozark Trail Association just received another Recreational Trail Program (RTP) grant to continue rehab work (phase 4). The new grant will fund just over 2 miles of re-routes on the eastern side of the loop adding to the 2.4 miles opened on Memorial Day, 2015. About 5 miles of re-routes on the western side that runs concurrent with the Courtios section was completed in 2012. When completed, the OTA with the help of our friends at GORC, will have re-routed over 10 miles of the 26 mile loop. We will definitely be after IMBA to restore full Epic status of this great trail!!

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More Stats for Berryman Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    846 ft
  • Altitude start
    923 ft
  • Altitude end
    912 ft
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  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Berryman Trail
Mar 27, 2021 @ 3:16pm
Mar 27, 2021
95 percent dry, only a couple low spots with seeps coming out of ground. Gtg
Ozark Trail - Huzzah Conservation
Apr 26, 2020 @ 9:03pm
Apr 26, 2020
Closed to access from the south end of the trail. Permanent fences up and signs warning of lead contaminants in the soil.
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