Acorn Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camdenton, MO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Acorn trail leads you through an open woodland and glade savannah that is a transitional landscape between eastern woodlands and western prairies. Over 300 diverse native plants have been identified in this short trail. This self-guiding interpretive trail leads you through an open woodland and glade complex that is maintained with periodic prescribed fire. A trail guide is available at the trailhead and at the park office. There are eight stops along the trail that correspond with the guide. The trail is located within the Ha Ha Tonka Oak Woodland Natural Area recognized for its high quality natural communities. More than 300 native plants have been recorded in the area surrounding the trail. This gravel surface trail is moderately steep for the first 200 feet. Between interpretive stops one and two, you will notice that the landscape is a rocky, irregular, cherty surface, has more sun exposure and an abundance of blackjack oak trees. As you end your hike on this trail, between interpretive stops seven and eight, you are on a south-facing glade with a scenic vista of an Ozark farm and wooded ridge tops beyond.