Kaintuck Trail: Cedar Section is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newburg, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options 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
This section of the trail has been overgrown. There is a part of the trail that has pink slip ties that are marked 'mushroom trail re-route' which makes a circle around the section before you proceed all the rest of the way up the rocky hill. If you continue on you will connect the rest of the way onto the kaintuck trail leading towards the oak section and another section marked with what looks like lungs on an orange sign. Overall a good long trail. Bring the bug spray and wear long hiking pants/shoes! Definitely pack the water and your own markings.
Not the best, if u don't mind walking in the river when its high it's fine but otherwise choose one of the trails that head away from the river
Cedar section is a nice section of the trail. It follows the creek for a large portion of the section. You pass a number of springs and old home steads.