Bear Creek Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The main trail is out and back. There was a side trail 'Rhett'sRun' which was fun and shaded. It is flanked by a municipal dump and a rock quarry so you can't easily make a circular route off trail.