Virgin Pine Walk & Pioneer Forest Interpretive Drive

EASY 4 reviews

Virgin Pine Walk & Pioneer Forest Interpretive Drive is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Eminence, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

0.9 miles 144 feet Loop

kid friendly


scenic driving


Located on on Hwy 19 about 7 miles north of Emminence, MO and 2 miles south of Round Spring.

4 months ago

This pine forest is far from virgin... it has been logged several times. Only a very few "old growth trees left. They are using conservation through logging as their way of "protection ". Very sad.


nature trips
4 years ago

The Virgin Pine Walk trail has recently been maintained and there is evidence of prescribed fire to help manage the pine forest.
This site is owned by the L-A-D Foundation, not the National Park Service as listed elsewhere.

5 years ago

The virgin forest had just had the timber cleared as part of the management program which left it quite a mess and the trail obscured. I am sure it is a long term forest management program; but it is anything but virgin right now.