Berryman Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Berryman Trail is a 25 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Potosi, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

25.0 miles
2575 feet

dogs on leash




mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding






The Berryman multi-use trail that meanders through scenic Ozark hill country with many rocky and rugged sections. This 24 mile loop trail offers a rare two to four day backpack trip or because of road crossings, can be broken up into day hikes. This trail traverses 24 miles of scenic Ozark countryside starting at the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp of 1937 and winding through timbered stands and fields. The hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding offer one a pleasant measure of solitude and quiet

2 days ago

I just hiked the Berryman loop for the first time. This section is a beautiful trek! It is important to note that the eastern side has no filterable water sources, so plan ahead with water. The trail is maintained and and very well marked. I had read that there were a lot of forest road intersections to be aware of, but with the reliable signage they were of no concern. I would highly recommend this loop for anyone looking for a quick weekend trip.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I did about 13 miles in and out on the East Trail at Berryman. What a treasure tucked away in the Mark Twain National Forrest. The part of the trail I biked was not very scenic, but was very fun moderate trail.

3 months ago

5 months ago

16 miles up the west trail was extremely tough and made for a long day. That being said it was beautiful and a great experience

mountain biking
9 months ago

A really great loop on a mountain bike! The sections where the trail follow the contour of the ridges is an absolute blast to bike!

horseback riding
Sunday, November 15, 2015


Monday, March 16, 2015

I did the Berryman trail in two days starting at the southern point and going anticlockwise around the loop. The eastern side was easier terrain though longer than the western. I had a late start and finished the first part in the dark. The map I had was wrong on the location of the campsite; when you hit the road, go left over the bridge and the campsite will be on your left about 100 meters down. Both the campsite in the north and the picnic site in the south have toilets. No water that I saw, but there's a creek at the campsite if you bring a filter. The western part of the loop has much rougher and steeper terrain. Just past the halfway point on the western side is a spring. It's not officially potable, but I topped off my water supply and was fine. If you have a filter, though use it; don't be stupid/lucky like me.
It's not the most beautiful trail I've walked; it's mostly heavily forested. But my goal was for a personal spiritual retreat, and it was perfect for that.
Be mindful of the bikers; they are fast on that trail and there's not always a clear enough line of sight/sound to hear or see them coming (or them to see you).
Took exactly 24 hours from start to finish to include the overnight sleep, a few rest stops, and a nap.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friday, April 13, 2012

I hiked this trail as a 2 day backpacking trip. I hiked 16 from berryman to brazil creek, then 8 from brazil back to berryman. All around a nice trail, great trail to put your face in and go. A little lacking in features, but a nice long meandering walk through the woods. Suprisingly few hills, with lots of switchbacks none of them were overly demanding. Equestrian use is obvious in several places, and the trail has been damadged in a few places, but reroutes around this has improved conditions. This trail looks to be great for mountain biking.