Acorn Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camdenton, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

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The Acorn trail leads you through an open woodland and glade savannah that is a transitional landscape between eastern woodlands and western prairies. Over 300 diverse native plants have been identified in this short trail. This self-guiding interpretive trail leads you through an open woodland and glade complex that is maintained with periodic prescribed fire. A trail guide is available at the trailhead and at the park office. There are eight stops along the trail that correspond with the guide. The trail is located within the Ha Ha Tonka Oak Woodland Natural Area recognized for its high quality natural communities. More than 300 native plants have been recorded in the area surrounding the trail. This gravel surface trail is moderately steep for the first 200 feet. Between interpretive stops one and two, you will notice that the landscape is a rocky, irregular, cherty surface, has more sun exposure and an abundance of blackjack oak trees. As you end your hike on this trail, between interpretive stops seven and eight, you are on a south-facing glade with a scenic vista of an Ozark farm and wooded ridge tops beyond.

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2 months ago

Not many sites and short, easy trail. Giving it 5 stars because it’s a great trail with little kids and dogs due to its flat level and no big rocks to hike around/through. It’s also a great trail to cool down with after a longer, harder hike.

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7 months ago

I added this on to the end of Turkey Pen Hollow trail hike. Not a lot to see but I suppose it’s alright for a short stroll.

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9 months ago

Meh...short and easy. No fantastic views. I did this loop after finishing Turkey Pen

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10 months ago

Nice trail through glades and savannah. A good view at the start with several species of wildflower along the trail. For such a short trail, it was very “birdy.”

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Tue Apr 02 2019

easy to do and there's other trails that branch off of it

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Mon Oct 22 2018

This is a nice nature trail that is a spur off of the Turkey Pen Hollow Trail.

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Wed May 23 2018

Honestly just not too impressive. I’m sure we missed the wildflower season, and with the trail slightly overgrown all we saw were ticks... Will do the other trails instead of this one next time.

Fri Oct 20 2017

Great for a short trail run, or a warm up to a longer trail. Clean and free of rocks on the trail make it easy to jog and look around and enjoy the view.

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Sat May 27 2017

This trail was not high on my priority list of trails to hike at Ha Ha Tonka but I'm sure glad we did. The glade and Missouri cone flowers and the Missouri primrose were just incredible! It's an easy trail about a mile long and you should not miss the beautiful views that this savanna trail affords.

Sun Mar 19 2017

This trail was a wonderful beginner trail. The nature was devine and the scenery was astonishing in march. Perfect for a quick family hike. good view of the castle ruins on this one.

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Sat Mar 04 2017

Short trail, I started my grandson on this trail (age 3). We seen several deer, it's a nice short walk in the woods.

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Sun Aug 19 2012

Short. Not much to look at. Great trail for younger kids.

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Mon Nov 14 2011

The trail was a nice loop trail through a diverse landscape. It has interpretive markers. Good for kids

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