Berryman Trail is mountain biking "Epic"

IMBA Epic - Berryman Trail, Missouri - photo credit: IMBA
The IMBA's list of 32 "Epic Rides" includes the Berryman Trail in Missouri:
Take a ride back in time on southeastern Missouri's Berryman Trail. Located in Mark Twain National Forest on the low shoulders of the ancient and gnarled Ozark Mountains, Berryman offers classic Midwestern mountain biking.

Traverse from woodsy creek bottoms to ridgetops on tight, rocky singletrack. You'll pass a cave rumored to be the hiding place of notorious Old West outlaw Jesse James and his gang. The route mixes narrow toboggan-run descents, rock gardens and twisting, bench-cut singletrack as you curl back to the Brazil Creek campground.

The ridge crest rewards you with a view of Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest point, elevation 1,772 feet) and the velvety green Ozarks stretching away south and west. Take a breath then dive back in to the trees and head toward verdant creekbottoms and rugged hollows.

Location: The Berryman Trail is located near Potosi, Missouri, about three hours southwest of St. Louis. The nearest town of size is Sullivan, just off I-44.