Kaintuck Trail: Mushroom Section

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Kaintuck Trail: Mushroom Section is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newburg, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

forest

river

wildlife

rocky

Kaintuck Hollow Trail; Mushroom Section connects the Acorn and Pine Tree section. It passes through a small Savanna, stock pond, and old homestead. Other connecting sections allows one to hike up to a 16 mile loop. The trail is primarily used for horseback riding, hiking & mountain biking. Kaintuck Hollow Trail is south of the Mill Creek Recreation Area. Sixteen miles of trails lead you through an oak forest, interspersed with hickory, cedar, dogwood, and pine plantations. There are several trail loops offering a variety of routes to match your experience, from 1 to 15 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

There’s no parking so you will just have to pull over to the edge of the dirt road to park. Boulders mark the start of the trail but the trail is overgrown for the first 150 yards and you will have to wade through poison ivy, blackberry briars and cedar trees that have been cut across the “trail” until it meets up with the rest of the Kaintuck trail system, which is better used.

After that you will cross a creek and mostly ascend through a forest with occasional openings in the forest. When you reach a trail crossroad it’s time to head back. Only at the crossroad do you see any blazing for this trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Mushroom section is rather short; but does have a couple nice features. small savanna, old homestead, stock pond, and spring.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016