Scour Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Scour Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lesterville, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
14 days ago

Enjoyable trail that is a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail. This loop trail is about 2/3’s wooded and 1/3 open where it follows the scour path. The trail leads to an overlook deck of the new Ameren Upper Reservoir that replaced the old one that failed in 2005. The trail descends from the overlook deck to the scour path and is rocky and a little hard to follow. If you look closely along this part of the trail you can find pieces of concrete that I presume are from the failed reservoir. There is a pavilion along the trail that would make a nice picnic spot.

hiking
1 month ago

The Scour Trail hooks up with the Ozark Trail so that’s cool in itself and to an overlook where you can view the path of the 2005 dam breach/flood and see the force of water at work, huge boulders were swept away like twigs and now dot the landscape all along this 1.5 (+/-) mile area. The water also revealed 1.5 Billion (yes, with a “B”) year old rocks from when this area was a string of island volcanoes. The hike itself isn’t too challenging but getting down to the scour looks to be a bit technical, we decided to take the white connector instead. The trail was in good condition and wider than most less used trails - a bonus for us! Had a nice hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Trial is easy to follow as long as it's in the woods. Kinda disappears once you get to the scour path. I just walked along the rocks until I found the trail again. Not really very scenic either, but I guess the rock formations are kinda cool.

4 months ago

a lot of the tail was washed out due to flooding but we just kept wondering until we made it across. (there was no real tail due to water). cool area to see effects of water on stone

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was fun, but we went after a big rain and there was so much water covering the trail there was no way to cross in order to continue the trail. Luckily there was a trail connection to another trail so we were able to hike that.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013