Kaintuck Hollow Acorn Section Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Kaintuck Hollow Acorn Section Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newburg, 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.

8.3 miles
590 feet

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horseback riding

road biking

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From Rolla, take Interstate 44 to exit 179; go south on Hwy T for 2 miles and turn west on Hwy P. Take Hwy P for 2.8 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 7550, and 2.3 miles to the Mill Creek Recreation Area, turn left or east at the first road past the rec. area., travel 1/4 mile and park on the right

1 month ago

Fun trail that runs mostly along a ridge line at the start and passes through woodland and then a Shortleaf Pine forest. There’s a rest area between the woodland and Shortleaf Pine forest that is next to a small lake and has a picnic table. Other neat little ponds can be found next to the trail.

After descending from the ridge and passing some large flat rocks and other rock formations, the trail runs next to a wet weather creek for a couple of miles, which it crosses a few times. The trail is overgrown in several areas along the creek but the path is well worn from trail riders so it’s easy to find. We passed at least ten riders while on the trail. The last 3/4 mile back to the trailhead is on a gravel road. I logged 9.2 miles for the mapped trail.

horseback riding
9 months ago

Our favorite

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Worth walking the whole trail. Theres a skippable section that leads to a beautiful pond/glade, picnic area. Just make sure you follow the map and you'll come across it. All around its a fairly normal path with a few cross overs from other trails, so keep the map handy

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The trailhead was easy to find but make sure you have a map for all the trail choices along the trail. Only picked up one hitchhiker - but had long pants and long socks on. Overall a well maintained trail minus the first half mile but even that wasn't too bad. A definite decent outing worth the drive.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Easy to get lost on this part! Horse poop beware, and parts of it are overgrown. Overall a decent trail but needs better marking on which direction leads where.

trail running
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nice run in the woods, but easy to get confused getting on Acorn itself at the beginning. Once you find that, its marked with signs on trees for trails that head in other directions. Definitely carry the map. Trail is overgrown in portions, and a bit torn up by horse use. Both my running partner and I had ticks on us despite using a spray to keep them off.

trail running
Thursday, July 25, 2013

I ran this trail awhile back. Many beautiful spots, but as others have mentioned there are several loops and it is not all clearly marked. It took me quite awhile just to find the trailhead. The loops I took were a total of about 9.5 miles.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Really enjoyed this trail. Although the intersecting trails, and there's several, are not clearly marked there was a box of maps provided. With a bit of terrain association I knew right where we were. The area that I covered was full of butterflies. It definitely was tick season. Be prepared to stay busy finding them if you bring furry friends. I'll be visiting the Kaintuck Hollow Trails regularly.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Acorn section is part of a larger 16 mile loop trail. Heavy wooded, nice ridge with views. simple easy hike.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

This trail is an okay hiking trail. There are multiple trails and they are not that well maintained. There can also be equestrians on the trail. The best trail is the Acorn Trail that runs the ridge line in the hollow. I would not recommend this for mountain biking as most trails are too rocky and difficult to ride to enjoy. This trail system is a killer trail run workout though.

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