Kaintuck Trail: Oak Leaf Section is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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
Kaintuck Hollow Trail; Oak Leaf Section passes through a forested hill side as it passes by a natural tunnel and bridge, one of the key trail highlights. Other connecting sections allows one to hike up to a 16 mile loop. The trail is primarily used for horseback riding, hiking & mountain biking. Kaintuck Hollow Trail is south of the Mill Creek Recreation Area. Sixteen miles of trails lead you through an oak forest, interspersed with hickory, cedar, dogwood, and pine plantations. There are several trail loops offering a variety of routes to match your experience, from 1 to 15 miles.
Easy open trail. If you're wanting to go to the natural bridge go passed the turn google maps tells you to take and go down the road a little longer and you will see a sign for the natural bridge 1/2 mile and go down that road and park. The natural bridge is about a 1/2 mile down the trail on the right, and there are orange spray paint marks to lead you right to the natural bridge! A sight to see! It's more of a natural tunnel!
It was a little difficult to find. There are several trails that branch off from the main trail it took me a while to realize that the signs posted on trees have a picture for the name of the trail: the oak trail had a picture of an oak leaf, the deer hoof trail had a picture of a deer hoof print. Those were the only two other trails I came across. Once you find the land bridge, it's breath taking.
The natural tunnel is one of the best highlights of the Kaintuck trail. A must see if doing the trail