Savanna Ridge Trail

EASY 18 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
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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
2 months ago

Decent enough trail that's probably best traveled during the spring or fall when there is some more color to appreciate. There were a surprising amount of armadillos surrounding the trail!

5 months ago

The trail was well marked which was useful with all of the fallen leaves.

walking
7 months ago

There wasn't really anything spectacular or noteworthy on this trail and I noticed about halfway through the hike that there were dozens of chiggers all over me. Maybe it was just the wrong time of year for enjoying this trail? It was Labor Day weekend.

11 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!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

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
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.***

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