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Best trails in Potosi

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Looking for a great trail near Potosi, Missouri? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash 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 St. Francois State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pickle Springs Natural Area or Salt Lick Trails Nature Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Potosi ranging from 1.7 to 27.1 miles and from 816 to 1,200 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 Potosi
Top trails (5)
#1 - Berryman Trail
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 27.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Berryman Loop is a multi-use trail that meanders through the scenic Ozark Hill Country at the site of Civilian Conservation Corps camp of 1937 with many rocky and rugged sections. This loop offers a rare two to four day backpack trip. There are several road crossings to make this into shorter loops and break into day hikes.Show more
#2 - The Ozark Trail: Trace Creek Section
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 25 mi • Est. Multi-day
Sometimes simple things are the best! While this section may not feature stunning vistas, waterfalls, fens or glades, it's still a pleasant walk in the woods, and simply delightful after a spring rain. This section is located in Washington and Iron counties and lies southwest of Potosi. The northern 18 miles of trail was constructed in 1968, with the last six miles added in 1983. To the north it connects with the Courtois section, to the south the Taum Sauk section, and in-between a new section of the Karkaghne is being built. It's open to foot, bike and equestrian traffic. A spur trail can be found near the section's midpoint that leads to the 12-mile Council Bluff loop trail. The northern Trace Creek section of trail (north of 32) is in very good shape for a hike/ride. You can extend your hike or bike ride by connecting into the Council Bluff Loop at Telleck Branch. South of Highway 32 to A - is also in great shape. All the signage has been replaced and there are just a few root balls and holes to look out for. Otherwise, this section is ready to go. Expect some seasonal growth, but this section has some very dedicated adopters, so it should not be a problem. There is illegal ATV activity in the Hazel Creek area, so watch for the OT signs. The trail's northern entry point is located at Hazel Creek Campground. From that point, it proceeds south following a continually changing landscape that leads users through dense oak, hickory, and pine forests, into shaded hollows, and across windswept ridge-tops. It crosses several small tributaries and Hazel Creek, which is a major permanently flowing creek. It also crosses several state highways including C, DD, and 32 before ending at Highway A. trail users should exercise caution at these streams and highway crossings. Show more
#3 - Bootleg Access Trail
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
This trail starts out flat, then goes uphill at a fairly steep grade. Upon reaching the first bridge go left hiking clockwise heading up to the scenic overlook.Show more
#4 - Ozark Trail: Brazil Creek to Smith Mill Hollow
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
#5 - Hazel Creek Campground
Mark Twain National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Hazel Creek Campground is located along the Trace Creek Section of the Ozark Trail, and serves as one of the main trailheads for this section.Show more