Acorn Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#10 of 13 trails in

Acorn Trail is a 0.9 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
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

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

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2011

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