Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Newburg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

There’s no parking so you will just have to pull over to the edge of the dirt road to park. Boulders mark the start of the trail but the trail is overgrown for the first 150 yards and you will have to wade through poison ivy, blackberry briars and cedar trees that have been cut across the “trail” until it meets up with the rest of the Kaintuck trail system, which is better used.

After that you will cross a creek and mostly ascend through a forest with occasional openings in the forest. When you reach a trail crossroad it’s time to head back. Only at the crossroad do you see any blazing for this trail.

This was an enjoyable, well maintained trail. Skink were everywhere. There were a couple educational kiosks along the trail that were interesting.

Beautiful hike with a natural bridge at the end that has bats. Tall sycamores along the way with a couple of creek crossings. Well worth it.

A typical Ozarks hike through the woods. Colorful wildflowers were everywhere. Several old foundations are along the trail. Passed some morel hunters who had a mesh bag full.

got confused on all the trails interconnecting. overall a good hike

pretty easy hike to the natural bridge from the parking lot. Wear waterproof shoes, you will get wet. I was very aggravated by the trash in the cave. why do people do that. There is bats in the cave, I hope the trash does not disturb them

Started at the Bray Trail head and connected to the upper Full Moon loop and then did the lower Full Moon loop. Tried to to find Skink ridge trail and there's a very obscure one but I wasn't able to find the rest of it. Continued on the Bray trail after finishing all the loops. Some parts are hilly and rocky but overall easy. There are some ponds and buildings at the beginning of the trail. Mostly woods.

Great prairie and creek trail. We went when the trees were changing and it added to the beauty. The natural bridge (more like a cave) was pretty although when we went there people were camping out in the cave and left tons of beer cans and litter inside. It seemed that they were there for a while. That spoiled the highlight of this trail for us. The length of the trail was perfect. Not too challenging at all.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

If you get "lost" don't worry all trails connect together, if you're willing to hike the eleven miles. Suggest to start early if you want to make the full hike. Some sections are overgrown and other sections are very open and pleasant. The highlight of the whole trail is the natural bridge (more of a natural tunnel)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This section of the trail has been overgrown. There is a part of the trail that has pink slip ties that are marked 'mushroom trail re-route' which makes a circle around the section before you proceed all the rest of the way up the rocky hill. If you continue on you will connect the rest of the way onto the kaintuck trail leading towards the oak section and another section marked with what looks like lungs on an orange sign. Overall a good long trail. Bring the bug spray and wear long hiking pants/shoes! Definitely pack the water and your own markings.

Easy open trail. If you're wanting to go to the natural bridge go passed the turn google maps tells you to take and go down the road a little longer and you will see a sign for the natural bridge 1/2 mile and go down that road and park. The natural bridge is about a 1/2 mile down the trail on the right, and there are orange spray paint marks to lead you right to the natural bridge! A sight to see! It's more of a natural tunnel!

It was a little difficult to find. There are several trails that branch off from the main trail it took me a while to realize that the signs posted on trees have a picture for the name of the trail: the oak trail had a picture of an oak leaf, the deer hoof trail had a picture of a deer hoof print. Those were the only two other trails I came across. Once you find the land bridge, it's breath taking.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Not the best, if u don't mind walking in the river when its high it's fine but otherwise choose one of the trails that head away from the river

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The redbird section a short section that connects other sections. It follows a ridgeline. Overall the Kaintuck trail is simple and easy, does have a couple of nice highlights with springs and natural tunnel.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Deer Track Section follows a creek down to wilkins spring and back to the Acorn trail following a ridge.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The natural tunnel is one of the best highlights of the Kaintuck trail. A must see if doing the trail

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Mushroom section is rather short; but does have a couple nice features. small savanna, old homestead, stock pond, and spring.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cedar section is a nice section of the trail. It follows the creek for a large portion of the section. You pass a number of springs and old home steads.

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