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Best trails in Arcadia

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Looking for a great trail near Arcadia, Missouri? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Taum Sauk Mountain State Park or Hawn State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pickle Springs Natural Area or Buford Mountain Conservation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Arcadia ranging from 4.3 to 15.9 miles and from 564 to 1,771 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Arcadia
Top trails (5)
#1 - Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
It's hard to overstate how great this section is. You have 1.5 billion-year-old mountains, igneous glades, springs, grand vistas, odd rock formations, and a swimming hole complete with natural flumes. Please consult The Ozark Trail Association regarding the condition and availability for hiking on this section of The Ozark Trail. Between the reservoir breach and the major blow-down there have been some major changes in the last few years.Show more
#2 - Russell Mountain to Taum Sauk
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
#3 - To Taum Sauk on the Ozark Trail
Ketcherside Mountain Conservation Area
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 7 h 54 m
Starting on highway 21, this is a quiet and fairly rugged trail. Show more
#4 - Royal Gorge Natural Area Trail
Ketcherside Mountain Conservation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
The Royal Gorge trail features a canyon-like shut-in where over millions of years a river cuts its way through resistant igneous rock. Show more
#5 - Black Mountain Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
NOTE: The trail can be hard to find and there is no designated parking for the hike. Show more