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Cedar River Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Richland, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 1,010 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Horseback riding

Forest

River

Wildlife

Rocky

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Waypoints (8)

Cedar River Trail is primarily a trail for horseback riders, but it is also open to mountain bikers and hikers. The terrain is typical Ozark hill country covered in oak/hickory vegetation. It crosses the Gasconade river, a favorite float stream in Missouri.

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Recordings (21)
Completed (22)
Nicole Cantine
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HikingBugs

The trailhead is only marked by an orange streamer on a tree (as you continue down the trail it merges with one marked by pink), but the coordinates for the start point are accurate. The trail may be acceptable in winter or fall but we made it 2 miles and brushed off hundreds of ticks. Not a suggested route during tick seasons- even though the path is easy to follow it’s so narrow that you end up walking through thick grass for large portions.

Garry Williams
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HikingRockyWashed out

The trail has had a lot of horse traffic and was pretty messy. It rained the night before so that didn’t help. I got down to the river and it was moving very swift and at least 6 foot deep so I turned around. I hope to come finish the trail when the river isn’t up so much or I’m better prepared for a swim.

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Omer Rogers
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Hiking

The trail was beautiful, but very overgrown. About 30 minutes in, we had to turn back and exit because the ticks were so thick. We got back to our car and our ankles and feet (once we removed our shoes) were covered in hundreds of seed ticks. The minuscule ticks were so difficult to remove, we had to buy lice shampoo to get them off our skin. Our car and clothing had to be sprayed and washed as well. I wish they maintained the area a little better. It has a lot of potential.

Ron Quick
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HikingBlowdown
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Conway Hawn
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Hiking

The trailhead on the app isn’t a trailhead per se but rather a wide spot on a dirt road. You’ll have to park on the edge of the road. The trail is lightly travelled and the distance to the Gasconade River is 2.3 miles. If the river is lower you could probably cross it but we turned around. This was a nice trail to spend time during a beautiful fall day.

Monica Johnston
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Hiking
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Dana Weber
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Dana Weber
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Sherry M.
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Gary Alles
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Janice Roark
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Janice Roark
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Jane Mack
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Boo Jankowski
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Gina Aydelott
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Conway Hawn
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Hiking
Christian Hawn
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Jane Mack
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Jane Mack
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Trey Quick
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