Shepherd Mountain Bike Park
Ironton, MO 63650
With 2 black, 2 blue and 1 green trail there are plenty of challenges for riders.
Coolio's Climb is a 2.3 mile access trail for reaching the top. It is a fairly easy ride and is eBike friendly. Hikers can also enjoy this trail.
The mountain has a 600' vertical rise, so you'll be sure to have a fast and exciting ride to the base!
All of the trails are chocked full of natural features, rad jumps, crazy banks and tons of granite.
RIDE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS!
Phase I trails are not for the feint of heart.
It is highly recommended that riders thoroughly check out the difficulty of a trail before taking off full speed down the mountain.
We don't want anyone exceeding their skill levels on these trails and getting injured.
Phase II will include the creation of several miles of cross-country trails. These trails will appeal to more casual riders and families. Phase II is currently in the planning phase.
As mentioned above, anyone can get to the top via the 2.3 mile Access Trail. Vehicles need to be parked in Ironton, preferably at the Wheel House.
During specified days and times, a lift will be available to the top. We will initially have limited lift capacity, until we figure out traffic flow and demand. Being a new service, we'll experience the normal hick-ups and issues. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE.
Shuttle tickets can be purchased online and will likely sell out regularly, so don't expect to show up and buy shuttle tickets in person, at least for the moment. All persons that have purchased shuttle tickets online must check in at the Wheel House upon arrival. A Liability Release form must be signed at that time for each person holding a shuttle ticket.
Once checked in, riders will be shuttled from the Wheel House to the mountain. Bikes will then be transferred to a Humvee/trailer rig for the ride to the top. A shuttle ticket entitles you to unlimited rides to the top for the day.
THE WHEEL HOUSE
All riders check-in for lift tickets purchased online at the Wheel House (corner of Russell St, Hwy 21).
At the moment, the Wheel House will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am - 4 pm. That will change as circumstances dictate.
Riders and their bikes will be taken to the base of the mountain (5 minute ride), where bikes will be transferred to our Humvee/trailer rig for the ride to the top.
Vehicles may be parked at the Wheel House.
For riders' convenience, the Wheel House will offer a bike wash, pay showers, restrooms and a small meeting area.
AMENITIES & ATTRACTIONS
In addition to great trails and services, the real beauty of Shepherd Mountain Bike Park is its proximity to everything bikers need.
Numerous hotels, bed & breakfasts, camping & RV sites, restaurants, unique shopping, grocery stores and more are within five minutes of the mountain.
There are also numerous outdoor attractions within 20 minutes of the mountain. We have several great parks, rivers, golf, kayaking, hiking, historic sites and more.
Throughout the year Arcadia Valley hosts numerous events. If you happen to be in the area on an Event Weekend, or you're down here riding the park, be sure to check it out!
Riders can do more than just ride while visiting the area, giving them a reason to make destination vacation plans to Arcadia Valley.
Shepherd Mountain Bike Park is only 90 miles Southwest of St. Louis.
A short drive down Highway 55 to Hwy 67 and follow the signs to Johnson's Shut-ins, Elephant Rocks, etc. You'll turn off Highway 67 onto Highway 221 in Farmington.
If you're really adventurous, Amtrak stops at our quaint Arcadia Valley Train Station. The Texas Eagle runs between Chicago and San Antonio, with numerous stops in between, including St. Louis. They accommodate bike riders.
Arcadia Valley Station is a five minute bike ride from the Wheel House, and similar distances from local restaurants and lodging.