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hiking
17 hours ago

I took my dog hiking on a Tuesday here and didn't see another person on the trail the entire 6.4 miles we were out. It's very peaceful (aside from a small section near the roads) and there is a nice mix between wooded and open areas. There are also a couple spots that offer nice views. I finished the 6.4 miles in 3.5 hours and I'm a bit out of shape so I'm confident anyone can complete this hike. There are some rocky areas but they weren't that bad. This park is very well kept and has clean facilities. The office staff were all very friendly as well.

this hike is not 6.6 miles more like 4 miles.

What a great area to hike. We found many of the trail areas to be maintained well. They are not overgrown like most of Missouri trails. We enjoyed the river area especially. Too bad you can't backpack. Contrary to what this page says, you can't. I talked to the area manager and read the regulations online. Camping is only allowed in a 2 spots and both are very busy areas.

http://mdc7.mdc.mo.gov/applications/MoRegs/moarearegexceptions.aspx?txtAreaID=8024

Still to date my favorite hiking trail I've ever been on inside Missouri.

backpacking
18 days ago

Called the ranger station last week and the trail is good-to-go.

Magical hike!! Absolutely beautiful and for the adventurous hiker, so much fun! I saw many hikers sticking to the trail versus veering off just a bit to explore and they missed so much!! Take the time to explore the mini caves and rock formations. I wouldn’t recommend this for small children. Not too crowded. Beautiful streams, clear water, and almost like being in Neverland.

hiking
27 days ago

GPS tracked this exact loop around 28.25 miles.. nice hike.. not overly challenging.

on LaBarque Creek Trail

27 days ago

Beautiful trail, especially after a few days of rain.

backpacking
27 days ago

Great Trails. Well maintained. They had a controlled burn last week which left a good section on the west side of the of the loop scorched. We were able to find some water on the east side but did not see a big source until Brazil Creek.

Would rate this 3.5. Well marked. Not too wet even though it had rained for 2 days. My dog enjoyed the walk. Will come back in dogwood season.

hiking
27 days ago

Pretty scenery, but the trails are poorly marked and no longer connected to the Greenways Trail system. Perfect for a picnic, fishing or canoeing.

24 MAR 18 closed for prescribed burn

hiking
29 days ago

meh

Very interesting rock formations. Just a couple of areas where it’s hard to tell where the trail goes. In those cases, the app is handy with a downloaded map because cell coverage is spotty.

Beautiful trail. not super kid friendly, kids need to be monitored as there are many bluffs, drop offs, and steep declines/inclines on rocky/rooty trails. watch for copperheads in summer and fall, afterall you are hiking in their backyard. very easy to go off trail. download trail map, spotty service in some areas.

trail running
1 month ago

Great short trail run loop. Definitely some rocky parts, but the trail is really beautiful with moderate elevation changes, creek crossings, and gorgeous views of the park. I met only one couple hiking on the trail, around sunset time. Can’t wait to run it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike with some elevation, but not much in the way of views. Trail was marked with signs and easy to follow. It was a bit muddy, but nothing you can't easily maneuver around. The trail has you go clockwise, which puts the creek views near the end of the hike.

Beautiful scenery

This was a great trail for my dog and I! You will have to cross the creek multiple times so wear a good pair of waterproof hiking shoes. This is a clearly marked trail so you shouldn’t have to worry about getting lost. The trail can get rather rocky in some places and there are also areas with a lot of roots across the trail so take some time in those areas.

Similar to what others said: gorgeous, yet lacking in signage and maintenance. As few hikers attempt it between May and September, however the low ranger staff can’t justify maintaining the path until September. I loved watching river otters cross the Current, as well as having my legs cleaned by minnows while wading.

Very pretty...super easy to get off the trail, though.

It was amazing. It was a little hard to follow the trail at some points.

I cannot express how much I LOVED this hike. Lots of different rock formations and elevations changes. It was rough and rugged yet nice and well maintained trails. Yes, parking was tight, but it was more than worth it. I did not find it too crowded on the trail at all even though parking was full plus some. This trail is worth it and you won’t be disappointed.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout. Beautiful scenery.
Really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this place. Have been here a couple times and both times saw a lot of wildlife.

Great place for kids and dogs. Really well maintained.

Definitely recommend you take a photo of the trail map as you enter the park. We had trouble finding where to find and start the trail even with this map, but we made it. It was a good hike, but it isn't one that we will definitely return to. We did both the green and blue loops.

Wonderful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with a variety of terrian. Several camping sites along the trail. Trails are marked well enough that you shouldn't find yourself backtracking or scratching your head on which way to go. I was able to find ways to cross all the creeks (staying dry) after a couple days of good rainfall but a week of heavy rain might prove otherwise.

Great trail. Easy to follow. Had a nice day here with my kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. On the strenuous side of moderate. So worth it for great features. No traffic noise. Seriously quiet, except for occasional gunfire from what I hope are firing ranges (heads up for those with PTSD). Water may be a challenge in the spring. Looking forward to it.

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