The Creekside Trail is a natural-surface singletrack that follows Elm Creek from the Eastern Trailhead west to the historic Sinclair-Hegwald Bridge. The trail features a variety of terrain, including some tight-and-twisty singletrack through cedars, a view from atop a 20-foot limestone bluff, a rocky passage through a ravine, a quick plunge from the ridgeline down to Elm Creek, and fast-and-flowy segments through a riparian flood plain. The route also includes short sections on two long-abandoned rail lines — the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas, or “Katy”) and the Mo-Pac (Missouri Pacific).
Length: About 1.25 miles
Difficulty: The majority of the Creekside Trail is of easy-to-moderate difficulty, with a few rocky areas, and a couple of short but stout climbs.