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Marguerite Bray Conservation Area is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newburg, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 314 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Lake

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Wildlife

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Nerf Dude
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Amazing wooded trail. But is more for wearing pants and hiking shoes due to it being overgrown.

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Kelsey Koenig
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Hiking

This was a challenging hike, because there were very steep areas. It looked as if it had not been travelled in a while, because a lot of the trail had grass growing throughout.

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lavon berry
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HikingBugsRocky

Tick city!!! The Bray trail is short, take the Full Moon for some length. We did the Beau and loop around and took Full Moon. The trail is clear and easy to follow! Steep climb starting off and in some spots on the Full Moon. The creek/river and pond near the trail is a nice start and nice for the day.

Brittani Schultz
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Hiking

Very nice trail. More people than I would have thought out, but still pretty nice. Built up more of a sweat than I thought I would because there are a lot of hills. Total distance was 2.1 miles.

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Justin Webb
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Danielle Blair
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Hiking

The trail posted is slightly wrong so it is actually a little over 2 miles. I have uploaded a picture of the trailhead map. The one on All Trails shows the person using the Dogwood ridge cutoff which shortens it slightly. The trail is well marked and mostly well kept with several inclines. The lake is small but pretty with natives still in bloom. There is a small mowed path between the two ponds which leads to a creek and a small railroad "bridge/tunnel". They are in the process of creating a mowed path just off of the parking lot on the down stream side. I believe walking through this is where I picked up the several hundred seed ticks on my ankles. They aren't the first and they wont be the last. You have to expect to come into contact with all parts of nature when you're out in it. So, dont let the negatives keep you from enjoying the many positives.

Mike DiMascio
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Hiking

it is a really pretty setting, with older park buildings, a serene pond, and a trail through lightly challenging, elevation-contoured woods. But, the ticks! There were three of us with two dogs, and all of us had multiple ticks on us after our walk. Our dogs had 5-10 ticks each, and us humans had several on us. I had like 5 adult ticks and maybe 10 "seed" ticks (much smaller and harder to see). This ruined our experience and we can never ever go back! And it's not moderately travelled, its lightly travelled and you brush up against alot of taller grass and weeds. As a bonus, we got many spider webs in our faces as we walked. This was a warm, sunny Sunday morning around 11am. So, THE TICKS ARE OUT OF CONTROL HERE! Our advice... find another park to hike.

Tina L.
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Hiking

I loved this place! Highly recommend and great for the family.

Jose Araruna
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Hiking

Great trail to come with kids!

Christian Hawn
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Hiking

Great birding trail nice trail to start off on for a first hike.

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Heather Hawn
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Hiking

Nice trail to hike near Rolla Missouri. We saw several birds. Trail had some nice inclines which made for a great work out.

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Dwight Grose
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Conway Hawn
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Hiking

This was an enjoyable, well maintained trail. Skink were everywhere. There were a couple educational kiosks along the trail that were interesting.

Jordyn Richmond
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Hiking

Started at the Bray Trail head and connected to the upper Full Moon loop and then did the lower Full Moon loop. Tried to to find Skink ridge trail and there's a very obscure one but I wasn't able to find the rest of it. Continued on the Bray trail after finishing all the loops. Some parts are hilly and rocky but overall easy. There are some ponds and buildings at the beginning of the trail. Mostly woods.

Benjamin Yingling
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Mykala Spangler
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Michael Spangler
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Clanzigs Family
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Elainna Bales
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Gwynn Shelby
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Louis Goldstein
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David Schiller
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Corey Hills
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John Hawkins
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Hiking
Zach Wooldridge
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Jessica Favrow
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Alex Molner
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