Binder Northwest Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Binder Northwest Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson City, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 442 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

From West: Take Hwy. 50 East to St. Martins exit Turn left on Rt. T/D Turn right (at stop light) on Bus. 50 Turn left on South Binder Lake Rd. (across from gas station) At stop sign, turn left on Rainbow Dr. Make immediate right (before crossing the lake) to campground From East: Take Hwy. 50 West to Apache Flats exit Stay on Bus. 50 W Turn right on South Binder Lake Rd. (across from gas station) At stop sign, turn left on Rainbow Dr. Make immediate right (before crossing the lake) to campground From North: Take Hwy. 54 West After crossing Missouri River Bridge, take Hwy 50 West toward Sedalia Take Hwy. 50 West to Apache Flats exit Stay on Bus. 50 W Turn right on South Binder Lake Rd. (across from gas station) At stop sign, turn left on Rainbow Dr. Make immediate right (before crossing the lake) to campground From South: Take Hwy. 54 East Take Hwy. 179 exit Turn left on Hwy. 179 Turn left on Hwy 50 West (you will go under Hwy 50 overpass, and make a left to on-ramp) Take Hwy. 50 West to Apache Flats exit Stay on Bus. 50 W Turn right on South Binder Lake Rd. (across from gas station) At stop sign, turn left on Rainbow Dr. Make immediate right (before crossing the lake) to campground

mountain biking
1 month ago

descent mountain biking trails for the area. Also a good place to kayak, but watch out for the stumps just under the water line.

hiking
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2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice winter hike, even seen a bald eagle.

mountain biking
5 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

MTN bike trials mostly but well developed

hiking
2 years ago

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.

mountain biking
3 years ago

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.