Some of the finest singletrack in the Midwest! Challenging and tough but very scenic and do-able.
This is some of the best singletrack in North America. It's definitely 24 miles of Missouri's finest! It was noted by Bicycling Magazine and called "the best singletrack East of the Rockies and West of the Appalachians." There are some long climbs but you're rewarded with long downhills. The scenery is awesome, especially in the fall when colors explode before your eyes. Some of the trail is very rocky, suspension is a must or your forearms will be dust! This trail throws you a lot and there's never a dull moment. This is everything you could want and more.
Start at the Berryman Campground and go clockwise. About 2/3 of the way into the trail is Brazil Creek Campground and a prime place to break. Be ready for some wicked good fun!
How to get there:
From St. Louis take 44 West to Cuba and then 19 to Steelville. Then take the exit off of Hwy 8 which says "Berryman Trail, 1 mile." Take the Y to the left and there will be a sign for a parking lot. This is Berryman Campground. The trailhead at Berryman is on the opposite side of the road from the parking lot.
Potsi Ranger District 314.438.5427. There are facilities at the campground.