Jack's Fork River Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Jack's Fork River Trail is a 18.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Summersville, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

18.1 miles 590 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly





fly fishing







wild flowers

2 years ago

I love this river float it in the winter to avoid summer crowds

3 years ago

Great river. Nice rapids.

6 years ago

I kayaked Jacks Fork just after it was opened after flood stage. Water was at its best. This river from the Prongs to at least Alley Springs had a lot of towering bluffs, caves everywhere that you can stop and explore and a few that were closed by the parks department, a good number of large springs, and just overall Ozark beauty. The water is rated as class 1 with some spots as class 2. When the water is up, like when I went, it had some nice class two water. A must do when you are in the area, but call ahead as the upper area, the Prongs, can only be floated in the spring or fall when their is a lot of rain. Give yourself two full days to float it.

6 years ago

Jack's Fork is excellent for lazy canoeing or kayaking. It is a beautiful, winding river that meanders through the lower Ozarks. It is the perfect compliment to Current River and Eleven Point River for those interested in relaxing float trips, river-side picnics, gentle hikes, or anything in between.

6 years ago

Great experience, stayed at a campground at Eminence on the riverfront which served as the midpoint where we stopped for lunch. Excellent places to swim and jump off some cliffs.