Ozark Greenways

Sac River Mountain Bike Trails

ALERT: The gravel road/trail connecting Sac River Mountain Bike Trails, Ritter Springs Park, and Fulbright Spring Greenway is closed indefinitely.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION:
This 300-acre Springfield-Greene County city park offers over 14 miles of interconnecting single-track trail through the woods in northwest Springfield. Built by volunteers in 1996, it's popular with mountain bikers from beginner to advanced, and for trail running and hiking. The perimeter trail is about 2 miles, and a cell phone tower marks the northeast corner of the perimeter.

The Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks have some of the world's best and most scenic mountain biking trails! Inquire at any of Springfield's bike shops for more information about area mountain biking. Some local favorites also include: TrailSpring's Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park; Busiek State Forest; Mark Twain National Forest; Chadwick Recreation Area.

POINTS OF INTEREST: The beautiful Little Sac River on the west side; Small picnic pavilion; two historic cemeteries; adjacent to Ritter Springs Park; special events throughout the year.

CLUBS: Missouri Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) and Springbike Club. Springfield's bike shops are also a great source for area mountain biking information.

RESERVING SAC RIVER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS FOR EVENTS:
To hold an event, fill out this special use application and email it to John Montgomery at john@ozarkgreenways.org or mail to Ozark Greenways, P.O. Box 50733, Springfield MO 65805. If you have questions, call John at (417) 864-2015.

Parking & Trail Access

Trailhead is located three miles north of I-44, off of Highway 13 (called Kansas Expressway in town), in northwest Springfield. Watch for the brown highway sign marking the westbound turn onto an unnamed road to the Northwest Water Treatment Plant. There isn't a physical address for the trailhead, but here is a Google Map to get you there.

Map

Download a printable version of this Ozark Greenways map


Length

14+ interconnected miles 

Terrain

Dirt singletrack, rocky in places

Accessibility

Mountain biking, Trail running, Hiking, Small picnic pavilion

Hours

Open during daylight only

Interactive Map

  • Gravel
  • Pavement
  • Mulch/Natural
  • Water
  • Bike Lanes
  • Shared Lane Markings
  • Signed Bike Route

Greenway Etiquette

Bicyclists
  • Show courtesy, greenways are for all users.
  • Yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Keep to the right (except to pass).
  • Always pass on the left and give ample room.
  • Before you pass a pedestrian or another bicyclist, slow down and either ring a bell or politely call out “passing on your left”.
  • Stay single file in congested conditions.
  • Ride at a safe speed and enjoy the view.
All Users
  • Share the greenway; be considerate  of all users.
  • Keep to the right side of the greenway.
  • If you stop, step off the greenway.
  • Turn down volume on earphones so that you can hear other greenway users.
  • Keep dogs on a leash and clean up after your pet.
  • Report trail hazards in Greene County to Springfield-Greene County Parks at 864-1049.
  • Call 911 to report crime.

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