8 days ago

Fun trail! Loved the treat of the creek bed at the end! Hiked with nine year old and fourteen year old. Good workout. 5.2 miles total for us.

Tough hike!! We couldn't of made it without our Alltrails app the trail is hard to follow. The wildflowers and butterflies were beautiful!!! Great workout!!!

19 days ago

2 months ago

tough to find the trails at times...thank God for this app

Fun place, not very trafficked. Came in off the Cape Fair side and hiked to the lake. Took a detour to hike up to a ridge for a decent view. Bring a map, might get signal when your on the ridges but will loose it in the valleys. See some old camp sites from hunters littered around as well, so be careful during open game seasons.

5 months ago

This place should be rated as hard ! A hiker could really use a (current) map and gps with satellite imagery the blazes are almost non existent. If you decide to take a trail that is not on the official map , it will get sketchy ... As none of the trails are maintained ..

loved it

great trail . took my 9 year old and my 5 year old they did fine. looking forward to doing it again

11 months ago

Just hiked this over the weekend. The trail is pretty clear on the first leg. But gets lost once you get to the creek bottom. It's tough to find the trail connection going back north as its really covered
Up. Watch out for snakes in the creek area. Seen a
Copperhead before turning back north. Overall not a bad trail just tough finding the right way on the back half.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Definitely not a great summer hike. Trail was not marked well at all and we ended up following the creek bed til we got to a campsite. Tick heaven.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Started at the tower and went down the 'Tower Trail' till it came to Piney Creek. Flooding took out most of the trail, so just follow the creek like Dale said. Not many good views on the way down but there are a few nice fire rings on the trails by the creek. The lake was beautiful. Very secluded. Took the 'Farm Track Trail' that follows the dry creek bed back up, definitely the easiest way to get to the lake. Led out to a tiny track with road block posts at the road, but you can get there from the smaller trailhead down the road from the tower. Look for the pond if you take this route.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pretty trail. Not super well marked. In the lower areas I think the flooding early this year did a number on the trail. Many times it was not at all obvious where the trail was, just keep following the creek. The AllTrails app made it much easier to bushwhack across the area and reconnect. Camped at the tower, only one here. (4-10-2016)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The heading for this trail on this site is inaccurate. This trail is near Shell Knob, south of Mo HWY 76. The trail in in the Piney Creek Wilderness, which is in the Cassville district of the Mark Twain National Forest.

Friday, January 23, 2015