Dillard Mill Walk is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cherryville, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
Dillard Mill Trail is a pleasant meandering walk from the parking lot to the operating mill. It passes a small creek, a shaded picnic area, the scenic Ozark Huzzah creek, all along the way to historic mill in a picturesque setting. Dillard Mill is a red mill set on the blue waters of Huzzah Creek is as pretty a picture as there is in Missouri, and thats the setting for Dillard Mill State Historic Site. The site interprets one of the states best-preserved gristmills, completed in 1908. Most of the machinery in the mill is still intact and original to the building. If you like the outdoors, the sites location on Huzzah Creek in the Ozarks provides plenty of opportunities to fish, hike, picnic or just dream about the past. This trail runs up a steep grade and loops through an area of glades and upland forests. There will be some low-hanging vegetation. Rocks and/or roots will be in the trail and parts of the trail are made of wood or stone steps. Some grades and inclines are more than 10 percent and there are natural bluffs or drop-offs next to the trail. A bridge crosses one stream and may be slippery even in dry weather. There is also a water crossing at Huzzah Creek without a bridge and during periods of high water, this part of the trail is inaccessible to all. The reward is a scenic view from a bluff overlooking the barn-red mill and the pond.
Had a great hike today! Lots of spiders keeping us company right in the trail path!! But a beautiful place to see and hike the trail.
A serene and beautiful step back in time. We decided to fish in the pond and watch the sunset near the mill.
Dillard Mill historic site is a functioning mill. Great setting, great history, beautiful area. Many great hikes in the area.
Nice little trail offering scenic views of historic Dillard mill. Gives a nice loop with overlook of Huzzah Creek.