Savanna Ridge Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Savanna Ridge Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Windyville, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Savannah Ridge trail is a narrow single track that winds along a ridge overlooking the east side of Spring Hollow and through an open woodland known as a savanna. These open woodlands and glades are peppered with wildflowers during spring and fall. Part of the trail was originally old roads, used by people living in the area from the 1840"s, and now is a hard-packed gravel and grass surface, barely identifiable as an old road system. Other sections are single track and rocky in some places. The extended trail is narrow and winds through an open woodland formerly known as a savanna. White Connector 1 divides the larger loop in the middle to allow for a shorter two-mile loop. The area is occasionally burned to enhance the complex of open woodlands. The eastern side of this trail is combined with Natural Tunnel Trail.

hiking
12 days ago

walking
19 days ago

This trail is not for the faint of heart. Don't get me wrong, it's an easy hike, but about halfway through the hike I noticed that there were patches of chiggers crawling all over me. There were dozens of them...It was creepy. Also ran into tons of spider webs and horse flies. There wasn't really anything spectacular or noteworthy on this trail either. Maybe it was just the wrong time of year for enjoying this trail? It was Labor Day weekend.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Trail was not marked well at all, ended up on the Natural Tunnel. Trail was not not taken care of, over grown, family got covered in ticks!

11 months ago

Nice area with trout fishing b4 you get to trail area. Trail us nice.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

Nice hike with good scenery, not real well marked and there are a number of other trails that intersect. Nonetheless not long enough to get to lost.

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Monday, October 28, 2013

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Did the trail in the spring and caught a good show of spring woodland wild flowers. Trail was easy and pleasant. Typical for the ozarks, but the Savannah was nicer than most. Burn Management by the park service is doing a good job in maintaining the Savannah. ***You must do the adjacent Natural Tunnel trail, the natural tunnel makes the longer trail worth it.***