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Nice view. Take the trail down to the MKT to see the natural arch to the west.

By far my favorite hike in Missouri

Great easy trail with good views. A lot foot traffic though.

My family and I went on the trails here today and it was beautiful. if you have kids with you go to the nature center and ask for a back pack, it comes with binoculars, a leaf activity and other fun stuff for kids to check out on the hike.

Not maintained

hiking
12 days ago

Good workout, with the steep section going up to Mother Nature's Crack you can get your heart pumping. I agree that the intersections are not marked but once you walk the trail and figure it out it is a no brainer. Start at the Audubon center for a full 4 mile hike.

It’s a really nice short trail with a wonderful overlook at the end. The eagles never disappoint and put on an air show when I sit there quietly. You can access from Katy trail or walk from a small parking lot which was hard to find the first time I went there.

always fun.

The trail was nice, but very hard to find (not well marked). Lots of birds around the overlook though

nice inclines, beautiful scenery!

It was a beautiful trail, but poorly and confusingly marked. Even using the map here on Alltrails, somehow I wound up only going 2.3 miles. I suspect I missed a turn somewhere. More flashes, like in the state parks, would be helpful--

walking
1 month ago

Very easy walk. Decent overlook of Shoal Creek. The best that Joplin has to offer.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. Very pretty. Easy enough to do while baby-wearing.

This trail was a bear to tackle, but so much fun! It’s challenging because of its distance and elevation gain a little over half way through, yet 70% of it is flat with beautiful wildlife and scenery. I started in lone elk park and went to the west tyson trailhead. Then decided to hop on the flint quarry trail which eventually took me back to the chubb trail where I could head back to my car. This way ended up totaling 13 miles. Bring lots of water and snacks!

It's a pretty trail but not well marked. Pretty scenery and lots of places to take in water views or explore cave openings and rock face. Shaded.

The trail is nice and fairly easy. It is not well marked. There are a few good places along the trail for pictures

love it!

there is no hiking trail. you start by walking through a hay pasture then between a few trees then fight through tall weeds and thorns then I went back. wear pants and boots

lots of weeds. It's better for horses

Great intensity!

great trail. well maintained. liked the different terrains. very quiet and peaceful.

This is an easy trail for those who want to get into hiking. The scenery is really on the back end. There are other trails nearby like Hickory Grove.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful shady trail

Nice short east trail. Only concern are the hunters along the trail shooting squirrels. So recommend wearing brightly colored clothes.

Not allowing dogs ruins this trail

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