Busiek Red Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Busiek Red Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saddlebrooke, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

historic site

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 path, you will pass by campgrounds #1-8. Once you cross the river you will meander through the Ozarks a short ways uphill. You will pass Carter cemetery before you descend along the trail and cross the new footbridge to return.

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1 month ago

Took my 7 and 5 year old on this trail and had no issues, they both were able to navigate well enough. While the map of the red trail shows a loop that enters and exits at two different spots at the park entrance, there is also an extended portion of the red trail that goes further into the park. The various branches of the red trail are not well marked, so we found ourselves doing the extended portion and we weren’t aware of it. I suggest using gps to identify where to go to stay on the shorter/easier route. Fun trail, well maintained, easy to identify. We will definitely be back.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a wonderful hike today on the Red Trail. The recent rains made the creeks impassable, unless you’re very adventurous, but there were plenty of trails to hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Most trails in this park will have you listening to gunshots from the shooting range in this park as well as the highway traffic noise but this Red trail will eventually lead you far enough away from both for a bit of a reprieve with just the sounds of nature.

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6 months ago

If you hike the marked red trail it is 3.1 miles according to the trail head. Though the trailhead marker says the trail is easy I would say it is moderate. There were a few places that were rough.

hiking
7 months ago

Very pretty during the fall foliage.

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11 months ago

I've just started hiking, and this is one of the first trails I started with, and it's a pretty good trail.

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