Trail of the Four Winds - North Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews

Trail of the Four Winds - North Loop is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brumley, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

Lake of the Ozarks at its best. Nice trail for the area. You will see a lot of nice terrain. You will start from the parking lot and go across the street to the east trail. You will cross a gravel road twice, once headed east and the other time coming back across it headed west. Be prepared to climb. Not much of a payoff on the downhill. Also, the travel is very lose. Great scenery.

trail running
17 days ago

Went for a run.. Not able to see great views. The meadow was pretty but there was a TON of cobwebs. Overall just a windy wooded path. Good for a short trail run, you won’t get lost. Went on it in the late evening, almost at dark, kinda gave me the creeps.

hiking
2 months ago

TICKS galore!! mud, horse crap, every step attacked by spider webs, got lost, definitely not kid friendly. Probably won’t try this one again

2 months ago

First hike of the season...weather worked out great. Trail listed as moderate but I would say easy and a half....not quite moderate but definitely more than easy.

3 months ago

Very peaceful. Couple of creeks. Only made it 2 miles. Dogs were done by then lol. We have little ones. A lot of horse tracks but saw none.

hiking
3 months ago

We clocked it at 5 miles. None of the climbs were difficult. Several stream crossings some easier than others but we made through dry. Lots of horse tracks but we did not see any. Lots of different terrains. Very enjoyable

7 months ago

The quarry part is kind of neat to see! Nice, easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Went this morning with husband and dogs. Great trail. I loved all the changing sceneries. It went from woodlands, to creek beds, to meadows, to rock quarry’s, and then pinky pathways. Very beautiful and it was pretty well maintained and the trails were marked and easy to find.

hiking
11 months ago

Trails are overgrown and I was covered in ticks at the end of it. Tiny ones.

trail running
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nice terrain for trail running but not recommended if you're an early morning runner. The trail is narrow through much of the wooded area, and as the likely first visitor of the day, I spent half of the time clearing cobwebs.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed walking this trail. The various creeks were beautiful and the old stone bridge was a perfect place to take pictures. We saw various types of woodland scenery, an old cemetery, and the old quarry. The terrain was rocky and uneven, but that is why it's marked moderate. If you are sure footed and in decent shape, you won't have any problem with this trail.

backpacking
Monday, June 06, 2016

I hiked the North Loop of this trail. It was very easy to navigate with the green blaze markers. There is a fantastic variety of terrain. The trail is very rocky in places but runs through several meadows and crosses creeks. I was able to complete it in just over 2 hours. Absolutely beautiful!

mountain biking
Thursday, July 25, 2013

This trail is always a challenge, with plenty of elevation change. It is reasonably well-maintained but some parts are very rough due to equestrian use. The trail travels through the standard Missouri oak and hickory forests and a small part of the trail runs along the shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Went for a ride through the first connecting trail at Four Winds. The trail was in bad shape from a recent storm. It was definitely dry, but there were lots of down trees and plenty of sticks and branches on the trail. It would be much better for hiking than riding. In fact, we spent plenty of time off our bikes just trying to get over trees and other obstacles. The trail is very rocky with many loose rocks. You definitely have to watch your footing or where your wheels are headed.

That said, it is a gorgeous trail and provides plenty of ups and downs to test your stamina. It took us an hour to complete the 3 miles trails and we were both worn out after such a "short" ride. I doubt we'll ride it again, but we may go back for a hike.

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