Binder is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson City, MO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Binder Mountain bike trail runs along the west side of the park from north to south and then across to the east side of Binder Lake. The stacked loop trail system is broken into four loops The Binder Lake Trail consists of several loops of varying difficulty. Each loop can be ridden a number of times or strung together as a tour of the entire trail system. Features include log piles, a boardwalk, rocky climbs and descents, and a unique track right along the eastern edge of the lake. The trail is generally tight and twisty with numerous switchbacks and many swoops through drainages.
These trail have a little bit of everything. They are also not incredibly difficult so you can do it with a bike that has no suspension.
MTN bike trials mostly but well developed
I live very very close to these trails. I go hop on them a few times a week for some hiking exercise. There are five to choose from, I take the kids on the 2 mile red trail and they really enjoy it. The Yellow is the longest and goes next to the lake for a lot of it, very pretty. My favorite is the Blue, it crosses a creek several times and has lots of flowers.
I love to go here in the cooler weather, as the wind does not bite too much, and it is just enough to spend an hour or so, and get back home without going too far.