6 miles
977 ft
-909 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Glade Runner Trail

Glade Runner Details

  • Riding area
    Forest City MTB Trail
    Saint James, Missouri
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Teeter Totter, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    City of Saint James, MO

This 100% singletrack trail system starts with prime hardwood forest riding on the north end, but transitions into beautiful pine forest riding towards the sourthern reaches of the property. Highlights include a desert-like slickrock section and a rock bluff overlook. Glade Runner is a 7 mile loop blazed in green. There are 4 additional, more difficult loops each about 1 mile long, which branch off the main trail. They are blazed in blue: GORT (Good Ol’ Rocky Top), Randy’s Crack, Amateur Hour, and Upper Cut.
The gravel/paved Ironworks bike path may be used to shorten a ride or create a different one by bypassing some areas. The trail now includes a one-way downhill flow trail constructed with the assistance of Trek Bicycles.
Water is available across the street from the trailhead. Bathrooms are only available during special events. Trail maps are located at almost all major intersections.

Access Info

Trailhead is a gravel lot off HWY KK on east edge of Saint James, MO. Only 2.5 miles from Interstate 44.


Helmets are absolutely required for anyone riding off-road at Forest City. Strictly enforced!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Glade Runner mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    68 ft
  • Altitude min
    900 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,072 ft
  • Altitude start
    982 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,731 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 9, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to glade-runner-75223 trailhead (38.005644, -91.589836)
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Glade Runner Trail Reports


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Mar 3, 2018 @ 6:27pm
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Glade Runner, Rolla
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Mar 3, 2018 @ 6:25pm
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Glade Runner, Rolla
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Mar 3, 2018 @ 6:23pm
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Glade Runner, Rolla
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Mar 3, 2018 @ 6:21pm
Mar 3, 2018
Glade Runner, Rolla

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