Kaintuck Hollow Acorn Section Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newburg, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Rolla, take Interstate 44 to exit 179; go south on Hwy T for 2 miles and turn west on Hwy P. Take Hwy P for 2.8 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 7550, and 2.3 miles to the Mill Creek Recreation Area, turn left or east at the first road past the rec. area., travel 1/4 mile and park on the right
The trailhead was easy to find but make sure you have a map for all the trail choices along the trail. Only picked up one hitchhiker - but had long pants and long socks on. Overall a well maintained trail minus the first half mile but even that wasn't too bad. A definite decent outing worth the drive.
Easy to get lost on this part! Horse poop beware, and parts of it are overgrown. Overall a decent trail but needs better marking on which direction leads where.
Nice run in the woods, but easy to get confused getting on Acorn itself at the beginning. Once you find that, its marked with signs on trees for trails that head in other directions. Definitely carry the map. Trail is overgrown in portions, and a bit torn up by horse use. Both my running partner and I had ticks on us despite using a spray to keep them off.
I ran this trail awhile back. Many beautiful spots, but as others have mentioned there are several loops and it is not all clearly marked. It took me quite awhile just to find the trailhead. The loops I took were a total of about 9.5 miles.
Really enjoyed this trail. Although the intersecting trails, and there's several, are not clearly marked there was a box of maps provided. With a bit of terrain association I knew right where we were. The area that I covered was full of butterflies. It definitely was tick season. Be prepared to stay busy finding them if you bring furry friends. I'll be visiting the Kaintuck Hollow Trails regularly.
Acorn section is part of a larger 16 mile loop trail. Heavy wooded, nice ridge with views. simple easy hike.
This trail is an okay hiking trail. There are multiple trails and they are not that well maintained. There can also be equestrians on the trail. The best trail is the Acorn Trail that runs the ridge line in the hollow. I would not recommend this for mountain biking as most trails are too rocky and difficult to ride to enjoy. This trail system is a killer trail run workout though.