LaBarque Hills Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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LaBarque Hills Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near LaBarque Creek, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers 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
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike overall. Hiked it on 30 Jul, 2018 after a few days of light rain. Made the trail slick on the rocks and muddy in the dirt. Summer tree canopy made it not very scenic but it was a nice day in the woods. Since it's a smaller trail and conservation area, there was some road noise on the portions of the trail near the boundary lines but overall was a quiet place. Lots of wildlife and unfortunately, spider webs all over the trail. Probably could have shaved 20 minutes off the total time if I was not constantly reenacting Harry Potter spells with the stick I was using to clear the webs. The trail itself is nearly impossible to lose as it's basically an ATV trail. The true distance is less than the advertised 8.1 miles. Even with shooting down some of the side trails and loops, I hit 7 miles even right at the parking area. Good hills to get the heart rate up and legs feeling the fun but pretty mild over the rest of the trail.

1 month ago

Hiked this trail Sunday 7-29-18. I did not do the small Taconic Loop, only the main big loop. A couple of steep climbs, but otherwise easy. Trail is actually a well marked narrow 4x4 Jeep road. The hike is 100% in the woods and a few clearings, but no long views of any kind, which I was hoping for. Lots of nice creek beds and rocky drainages, and typical MO hardwood forest. Plenty of wildflowers. Took me about 2 1/2 hours to do about 5.5 miles at a leisurely pace. Very little use, in fact I did not see another person the whole time, but it did rain for a time, which I assume kept folks away. Nice feeling of solitude.

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful scenery, nice laid out paths.

7 months ago

Very pretty hike. Meadows, pineforest, creeks, remnants of old abandoned cabins, small ponds. Good stuff.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Quiet and peaceful hike through the woods and across dry creek beds. The path shown on the map is a combination of the LaBarque Hills Trail and the Taconic Loop Trail according to the Dept of Conservation information provided at the trail head. Distance of 8 miles is overstated. The trails are well maintained and signage is good.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great trail! Goes from beautiful oak hickory forest to bedrock glades with solid bedrock streams.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

The trail was fairly easy , great on the feet. Nice wide path, loved crossing the stream numerous times, the best part is not hearing traffic !!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Not sure what trail we took, but was a beautiful hike. Great day and beautiful scenery. They sure did thin out woods. Will be back!

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