Watkins Mill Equestrian Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lawson, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

forest

rocky

historic site

The equestrian trail takes you through an area of oak-hickory woodland on its west side and scattered stands of red cedar on the east side, and on the north end follows a ridge on a gentle slope down to a creek. A point of interest is the eight-sided Franklin School and the Mt. Vernon Church on the north end of the trail loop. Both of these buildings date back to the early 1870's

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail even though you share it with horses. I didn't encounter any the day I hiked.