7.9 miles
Distance
942 ft
Climb
-938 ft
Descent
831 ft
High Point

This is the complete bittersweet "loop." It's mainly in the culverts below neighborhoods. You'll find some wood features, a surprising gap jump if you follow this direction (near the end) but it's definitely worth a trip for something a bit different if you're in the area.

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Complete Bittersweet is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Kaiser Missouri. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 942 ft with a max elevation of 831 ft then descends -938 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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Fxpgj3 (Oct 11, 2021 at 6:54)
Solid trail that connects to other less technical and more flowy trails. This section is definitely not for less experienced riders, but it’s not quite a black for those that are more experienced and used technical terrain, except for perhaps a couple of small sections. Bottom line though, it’s a nice trail system. You can enter across from Carl’s (now a storage place) or in a neighborhood down the road. There’s parking off the street in the neighborhood. From there you can also hit the blue trail section. We like to ride this trail from the neighborhood to Carl’s and back and then hit the blue trail.
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Fxpgj3 (Oct 11, 2021 at 6:54)
Solid trail that connects to other less technical and more flowy trails. This section is definitely not for less experienced riders, but it’s not quite a black for those that are more experienced and used technical terrain, except for perhaps a couple of small sections. Bottom line though, it’s a nice trail system. You can enter across from Carl’s (now a storage place) or in a neighborhood down the road. There’s parking off the street in the neighborhood. From there you can also hit the blue trail section. We like to ride this trail from the neighborhood to Carl’s and back and then hit the blue trail.
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Adamf525 (Aug 22, 2020 at 8:41)
Very fast flowy trails with a few jumps and techy sections. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area. Riding clockwise is the best and is about 4.5 miles long.
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Skidkid1987 (Aug 9, 2019 at 9:22)
Ok so finding this trail is nearly impossible. It must have been built by the locals and never marked to keep hidden. Well here you go Lake of the Ozark visitors. Park in Carl's Hardware. Head North across the street and then east 20 ish yards till you see an orange electrical warning sign. That's the trail head. Once you pass that sign make a hard left North and then you enter the woods. Enjoy the return ride as it has a nice long downhill section with 2 pretty well placed jumps. Also a section where if you get enough speed you can hit the wood berm. Be careful it needs to be rebuilt. If your looking for flowy easy jumps this is not the trail for you. Super technical and very rocky. Best to have an extra tube or 2 if your not used to rocky downhill sections.
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Skidkid1987 (Aug 9, 2019 at 9:22)
Ok so finding this trail is nearly impossible. It must have been built by the locals and never marked to keep hidden. Well here you go Lake of the Ozark visitors. Park in Carl's Hardware. Head North across the street and then east 20 ish yards till you see an orange electrical warning sign. That's the trail head. Once you pass that sign make a hard left North and then you enter the woods. Enjoy the return ride as it has a nice long downhill section with 2 pretty well placed jumps. Also a section where if you get enough speed you can hit the wood berm. Be careful it needs to be rebuilt. If your looking for flowy easy jumps this is not the trail for you. Super technical and very rocky. Best to have an extra tube or 2 if your not used to rocky downhill sections.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    9
More Stats for Complete Bittersweet mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    669 ft
  • Altitude start
    801 ft
  • Altitude end
    807 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.4%
  • Grade min
    23.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)
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