Pulltite Cabin Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, fishing, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Pulltite Cabin Trail: 0.2 miles round trip. Located across the Current River from the Pulltite campground, this very short trail is accessible by boat (or wading if the river is low enough). From the river bank the trail circles around a fern and moss covered limestone bluff to Pulltite Spring and a log cabin that was constructed as a "retreat" by city folk who traveled to the Ozarks to "float the river" in the early 20th century. Park staff have recently refurbished the log framework. The setting, seemingly remote, with access limited to the river---gives today's visitor a glimpse of the rustic natural character that has captivated Ozark "tourists" and settlers alike.
Really neat old cabin, just a few minutes walk off of the river. Beautiful Spring!
A lot of people float to here.
Nice cabin, spring generally accessible when canoeing the Current River. Spring and cabin is a must stop when doing this stretch of the river. Nice lunch break area. Generally cool and shady.
Winter hike! The trail head was a bit tricky to find. Trail was muddy and a bit messy due to the flooding, but still clear cut. There is a great stone beach on the river. Extremely peaceful. Was somewhat strenuous when going up due to the mossy rocks. The info panels were nice to read about, but the mention of leaves are more useful in the summer.
Pulltite is larger and better than most NF campgrounds in the area. Cheaper than state park campgrounds. Nice area.