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Best trails in Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area

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Looking for a great trail in Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area, Missouri? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area ranging from 3 to 8.6 miles and from 928 to 1,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Busiek Red Trail
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
The red trail is easy. Best hiked counter clockwise. There is a short climb then small undulations after that. Towards the end you can cross the river or stay left along the bank taking you back to thShow more
#2 - Busiek Purple, Orange, White Loop
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Busiek Purple, Orange, White Loop is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chestnutridge, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#3 - Busiek Yellow Trail
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Start at the parking lot and head south across the newly constructed bridge then head up the switchback to the first node where Carter cemetery resides. The trails meandors through the woods in a EasShow more
#4 - Busiek Yellow and Blue Loop
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
As of June 2020, this trail is experiencing full or partial closure (some trails, parking lot and bathrooms) due to COVID-19. Please visit the park website for more updated information. Show more
#5 - Busiek Orange Trail
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Busiek Orange Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlandville, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#6 - Busiek Red Trail Little Loop
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
Start at the parking lot and head south across the newly constructed bridge then head up the switchback to the first node where Carter cemetery resides. Or head east from the parking lot along the patShow more
#7 - Busiek Purple Trail
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Busiek Purple Trail a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlandville, Missouri that features a creek, woods, glades and ridge line vistas. It is good for all skill levels. WithiShow more
#8 - Busiek Silver Trail
Busiek State Forest and Wildife Area
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Busiek Silver Trail a 2.9 mile moderate loop trail located near Highlandville, Missouri that features creek crossings, woods, glades and steep inclines. It is good for most skill levels. Accessed fromShow more