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Stockdale / Walnut Woods

Liberty, MO.

Stocksdale / Walnut Woods are an evolving trail system that was initially opened in June of 2008. There are currently approximately 3 miles of trails. There should be five miles of trail open in the spring of 2009, with plans for ultimately 8 miles of trail. Stocksdale currently has primarily beginner with some intermediate trails. Currently development will include some more difficult trail. That said, the existing trail does involve a fairly vigorous aerobic workout.
Directions to Trailhead:
From I-35: Take 152 east into Liberty. Take this past 291 (becomes Kansas Ave.). At the stoplight of Kansas and N. Ridge turn right and then immediately bear left at the fork. Proceed east on what is now Sunset Ave. As you continue east, it then becomes Mill St. When you reach the traffic light at William Jewell College, turn right and cross the RR Tracks. Proceed east on Richfield Road. You will reach La Frenz road, there will be a sign for Stocksdale Park, you will turn right on La Frenz. This road will twist around left then right before you reach the park.

To read about the latest activities visit

ERTA Volunteer Trail Manager, Matthew Woody
ERTA Volunteer Trail Steward, Clay Lozier
ERTA Volunteer Trail Steward, Neil Battrum

Email the Stocksdale / Walnut Woods volunteer leaders.

Land Manager:
Missouri Dept. of Conservation and the City of Liberty

IMBA Rules of the Trail

The way we ride today shapes


trail access tomorrow.

Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport's access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling that is environmentally sound and socially responsible.

1. Ride On Open Trails Only.

Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain); avoid trespassing on private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.

2. Leave No Trace.

Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. When the trailbed is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3. Control Your Bicycle!

Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.

4. Always Yield Trail.

Let your fellow trail users know you're coming. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others. Show your respect when passing by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. Yielding means slow down, establish communication, be prepared to stop if necessary and pass safely.

5. Never Scare Animals.

All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.

6. Plan Ahead.

Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding -- and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden to others. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

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