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Chinquapin Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pineville, 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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 314 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Bugs Muddy Rocky Washed out
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This is a beautiful uphill walk to the top of the hill. In the autumn when the leaves fall, you can see to the creek. The rock formations along the bottoms give a good idea of the erosion that has occurred. There are many overhangs and small caves in the area as well.

Mark Twain National Forest District 573-364-4621 http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/marktwain

Take US-71 BUS N, go 2.3 miles, turn right at Jesse James Road (at the light), turn right on 8th street, then go left at Big Sugar Creek Rd. The trail head is on the left about 4-5 miles.

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Rebecca Phillips
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HikingBugsOver grown

The trail looked very promising to start with but shortly into the walk it became very narrow and overgrown. Many cobwebs to knock down and to make matters worse we hit a nest of seed ticks about half way in and were covered in them. By the time we got to the car we were all miserable and swarming with seed ticks. It took the rest of our night to get them all off and I am sure even longer than that since they got in my car as well.

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Austin T
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Heavily overgrown, I’m 5’10 and the growth in some areas came to my chest and neck, trail is very narrow and in some spots can be very hard to navigate because of the growth. Seen some deer and butterflies, lots of creek crossings and bluffs. May be better in the winter/fall where you can actually walk the trail. Not bad though

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Alyssa Kelley
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Loved this trail!! Went at 7 months pregnant with my partner and I tell you we hightailed it because some parts were really over grown, but the trail itself and the wildlife and scenery make up for it! Saw a copper head and a deer! All together with tick spray and bug repellent only had two ticks on me and two ticks on my partner. Not bad, very easy to follow :).

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Jimbo 138
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HikingOver grownRocky

I enjoyed this trail. a bit overgrown but the trail was easy to follow. I went with my GF, a teentand our dog. plenty of shade.

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Brandy Morris
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Beautiful trail and is easy to follow. The path is very narrow in some places. Trail is very over grown, in some spots the growth was up to my shoulders. Also, bring a new can of bug spray with you because those ticks mean business! My husband pulled a total of 16 ticks off of him during the hike.

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Terry Tyree Jr
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HikingOver grown

Went to try this trail recently and was surprised by how much overgrowth there was. Trail is not very wide in many places. The scenery is beautiful and with a little maintenance it could be a phenomenal trail. It was an easy hike with a little uphill climbing. We did find a cool cave in a creek washout area.

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Sally Fritzsch
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HikingOver grown

If you want a nice walk through the woods along a creek this trail is for you. Multiple water crossings were the best part of the trail. Someone should go through with a weed wacker though as the path is extremely narrow and overgrown.

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Hailee Allison
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Awesome trail! Lots of water crossings and beautiful scenery. With it being spring there were so many beautiful wildflowers and butterflies that just added to the experience. Can’t wait to do it again!

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Michael Mitchell
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Hiking

Great trail! Had an excellent time just walking and being with nature. Some places the trail is narrow but plenty of places to get off the trail.

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Ben Williams
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Hiking

We take our kids here often (9, 13, 15) and they love it! Trail was in great shape as of 4/16/20. If you are careful, you can traverse all the water crossings without getting wet.

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Amber Eidem
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Had a great hike! Beautiful features, not too difficult, and not super busy.

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Tango Tango
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Hiking

Fun trail! Great weather! Definitely recommend and I plan to do it again soon!

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Melinda Moss
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Nice trail with the spring flowers, redbud and dogwood trees throughout alongside a steady little flowing creek with various little water falls. All in all, a lovely little relaxing walk of approximately 3 miles. We only saw one other couple on the trail today.

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Natalie Watson
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Nice and easy trail. Very pretty scenery along the creek. No too many bugs yet but bring bug spray.

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Mike Edwards
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Hiking

Excellent day to hike, rained in the morning so the springs and creeks were flowing well. No issues crossing the creeks, no bugs... beautiful trail.

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Jacob Moore
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Hiking

Great trail scenic streams and rock formations along the majority of the trail with several ankle deep water crossings. I see reviews saying it's pretty challenging, I did it with my 6 and 8 year old boys no problem. Awesome hike, definitely go do it.

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Tawny Mullikin
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Beautiful and family/pet friendly. Lots of water crossings so wear appropriate shoes.

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Christopher Stalling
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HikingRocky

Mid-March 2020. The perfect late Fall, early Spring trail. No signs of heavy insects, snakes or other perilous characters.... we saw a couple of large paw tracks in the mud, but nothing consistent that would cause major concern of imminent danger. My 9 year old and I easily hiked the trail in less than 2.5 hours with a few stops here and there. Definitely wear hiking boots or waterproof mid-calf walking gear because you’ll run across more than a few stream crossings and your tennis shoes will be completely saturated by trail’s end. Beautiful scenery whether you take the clockwise or counterclockwise route. Trail marked very clearly with Yellow tabs (the entrances to the White optional route were marked clearly as well.) It was a great first trail for my 9 year old. I can definitely see though why the conditions might change for the worse as the Spring and summer shrubbery bloom. Exceptional visibility of the cliff sides and hills and trail at this time which would definitely subside as shrubbery grows during the Spring and Summer; not to mention all of the ticks and other spiders that come along with April-September. Nothing more beautiful than nature in the Ozarks in my opinion. Overall great experience.

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Austyn Goforth
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Hiking

Great relatively easy trail! You’ll definitely have to go through some water. Well kept trail, with some beautiful greenery. A good trail for the whole family

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David Yorke
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Really beautiful, but you need to cross over a small stream multiple times, not recommended if rainy.

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James Higley
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Hiking

Well kept trail, great family hike.

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William Statler
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Brian T
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Trail is very nice and worn in well by the amount of traffic it receives. The only downside is that it gets quite narrow at points and has several stream crossings that could be difficult in higher water. It is good to know what you are getting into before hitting this trail up. Waterproof boots are a great help!

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