Poosey Conservation Area Multi-Use Trails is a 24 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chula, MO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
Poosey multi-use trails are a series of 13 interconnecting loop trails, totaling 24 miles that take you through forested rolling hills surrounding the Grand River Valley. The trails are open to hiking, mountain biking and horses. The conservation area, containing the trails consists of 5,738 acres The area contains unique fern-draped rock bluffs, heavily-timbered hills of oak and hickory, rolling grass expanses, and a variety of wildlife. The foliage provides brilliant and showy fall colors. With its combination of hardwood forests and tallgrass prairie, the area supports a thriving plant and animal community. Deer, turkey, raccoons, squirrels, quail, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, and many other small animals and birds are commonly seen here.
I did this trail with my 4-H Backpacking group. It took us three days to complete trekking an average of 6 miles a day. We didn't do all the loops so we only hiked 18 miles. Each of us had a backpack weighing 20-25 pounds so the hills (which there are many of) were pretty hard on us. I would do it all again though in a heartbeat.
Took a group of scouts there for three days, fished, hiked, mountain biked, used the gun range. Well rounded actitivies available. Hiked about 12 miles there. Nice woods and some space to roam.