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  • The Ridge Runner Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is 22 miles long and extends from Noblett Lake in the north to the North Fork Recreation Area in the south. The trail leads you through a part o...

  • Cole Creek Trail is a lightly-used trail for horses and hikers with more visitors in Spring and Fall. It is recommended for year-round use. Watch for diamond-shaped trail markers attached to trees....

  • Swan Creek is an 8,488 acre area that provides for year-round nonmotorized dispersed recreation use as it is a designated Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized (SPNM) Area. There are approximately 20 miles o...

  • Cedar Creek Trail traverses the oak hickory forests and tall grass prairies of central Missouri.

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  • The Whites Creek Trail is a 18.6 mile travel way within the Irish Wilderness. The major trailhead into the Wilderness is Camp Five Pond located off Highway J. Trail markers along the Whites Creek T...

  • The trail begins at the campground, winds around 2-acre Little Scotia Pond, over the earthen dam and crosses the spillway to the picnic area on the south side. At the picnic area, one fork in the t...

  • Cedar Bluff Trail begins near the pavilion in the picnic area in Lane Spring Recreation Area (look for the sign). The trail is mostly wooded, and steep in some places. If you've never seen an Ozark...

  • Especially in Spring and Summer, you'll soon be convinced that the trail is aptly named. A range of habitats is covered by the trail, from wooded uplands to riparian area. The remains of Civil War ...

  • This trail is ideal for those interested in edging along the limestone cliffs for spectacular views and some challenging hikes. Ridge Runner is open to horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers,...

  • This is a huge system of trails that weave their way through the majestic Ozark Mountains. Currently, the trail moves from St. Louis, Missouri all the way down to the Arkansas border. 550 miles are...

  • Located in Wayne County, Missouri, this trail can throw some curve balls. There are long stretches of easy hiking followed abruptly by sharp, challenging rocks; but these changes keep the hike inte...

  • Relatively short and ideal for camping during dry weather, these two trails snake their way around Mark Twain Lake in the Northeast portion of Missouri. Open to any type of trail activity, these tw...

  • The Pine Ridge Recreaton Area and trailhead is located approximately 3 miles East of Ashland, Missouri. Known as Devil's Backbone Trail, the current southern loop, is approximately 22 miles in leng...

  • Visit Berryman during a rainy season and you’ll be surrounded by beautiful Missouri mountain streams. This trail is fairly long and ideal for weekend camping/ backpacking trips. It may fe...