Lake Wappapello Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Lake Wappapello Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Williamsville, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

23 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

The trail provides beautiful views of Lake Wappapello. The length of the full circle hike (Yellow route) is about 15 miles. It traverses hilly terrain in moderately dense forest. The first third of the counter-clockwise loop is difficult to traverse due to multiple fallen trees. Be prepared to go over, under and arround these obstacles. There is also a considerable amount of garbage debris, apparently from earlier flooding. The backpack campsite is not well maintained but provides outstanding lake views.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The trail was well marked. It seemed that the trail was not used recently, especially by the amount of spiderwebs I ran into. There was some horse waste on the trail, but it was old. The trail next to the lake had a lot of thick, tall bushes and trees down over the trail. The other part of the trail was wide enough where a four wheeler could use the trail. The whole circle trail was about 16 miles. Just make sure to use/bring bug spray

mountain biking
Sunday, December 14, 2014

This trail should NOT be listed as a mountain bike trail. Unmaintained double track that is poorly marked. Very rough with steep climbs and no switchbacks. Three experienced single-trackers had to hike a bike half of the first 8 miles. We took the gravel/pavement back. Low lying areas were marshy and tore up by horses. Decents were steep, loose and had many softball sized rocks hiding under leaves. This is a hiking trail at best. I wouldn't even suggest trail running here.

mountain biking
Monday, October 25, 2010