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.

DISTANCE
18.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

canoeing
Sunday, October 05, 2014

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

canoeing
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Great river. Nice rapids.

canoeing
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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.

canoeing
Sunday, October 24, 2010

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.

canoeing
Friday, September 10, 2010

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.