Cole Creek Horse Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Richland, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Cole Creek Trail is primarily a trail for horseback riders, but it is also open to mountain bikers and hikers. The terrain is typical Ozark hill country covered in oak/hickory vegetation. There are 3 ponds on or near the trail. The western loop of the trail is marked with yellow diamonds and the eastern loop is marked with orange diamonds. If a longer ride is desired, woods roads can be used on surrounding National Forest land leading into some relatively remote areas. This 11- miles in 2 loops trail can be accessed at several different points. A trailhead with parking and a sign board is located at the south end of the eastern loop along Village Road. The West loop is 4.9 miles long and the East loop is 5.3 miles with the connecting trail approximately 1 mile in length. Considerations: Due
I really need to get better at this sport.
Ground was horse trampled. The trail was listed as being available for bikes and hiking. Ticks were rampant. I'd suggest that only horse rider or hiker with hefty boots and long pants only play here.
If you like primitive trails, this place is a winner. A mix of old logging roads, double track and single track. Some nettle covered trails through pines but mostly hardwood trees over steep banked hollows and rough creek crossings. Lots of trail markings but sometimes (red trail) still a challenge to find your way. Not fast and flowy, these intermediate to difficult trails are best suited to phat tires that can grind over the straight up climbs. Lots and lots of trails to explore: red trail, blue trail, yellow trail, white trails. Probably best in fall and winter when vegetation is thinner.