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Nice trail consisting of two loops. Also has areas specifically for mountain bikers. Couple hilly areas and would cross lots of little runoff streams in wet weather. Several interesting rock formations.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Painter Ridge is a short loop trail with a figure 8 pattern and additional lead-in spurs. Terrain is fairly rocky and has some moderately steep grades, but nothing technical. While you can hike it, the trail was designed with mountain bikes in mind. Other reviewers noted presence of odd "benches" - well those are obstacles for the bikes. We hiked this on a 90 degree day with fairly low humidity, and teh shade of teh surrounding forest helped keep the sweat to a minimum. The painter Ridge trail makes for a nice hour diversion on foot if you are already in the vicinity. I'll bring my mountain bike next time and give it a go that way!

mountain biking
4 months ago

I mountain biked this trail and did not find it extremely well maintained or blazed. It had logical switchbacks and a good gradient for rainfall but there were multiple downed trees, few fresh looking as there was growth over the trees. I was glad there was no one on the trail but not glad to have to clear all of the spider webs with my face.
I did not see this trail marked for mtb but I'm not sure why not... in the 11 miles I did there and back (not finishing the trail completely) I climbed 3500 feet and although I had to jump off a lot on the way in and there was quite a lot of loose gravel the way back was a blast.
The highway 19 crossing was not the most confusing part of the trail as I saw a switchback maybe 1/2 mile after the highway for a trail with yellow markers that shared the Current River Trail for a ways. Also, leaving from the Echo Bluff trailhead (which was pretty clear and well marked) about 1/2 mile after the wheeler bridge you have to turn right to stay on the trail marked on this App's map but I believe staying straight on the double track trail will take you on the trail found on the Current River State Park's website,which has the trail ending at a lollipop of CR 19-50 and the actual Current River. IDK which is which but I had a lot of fun either way.

hiking
4 months ago

This well blazed and maintained trail has been lengthened since it was first added to this app and is officially 5.25 miles one way (I had 5.4 miles) making it just shy of 11 miles out and back. It passes mostly through forest but does cross a couple of roads and uses the Wheeler Bridge at Echo Bluff to cross the Current River.

It starts at the southern entry point for Echo Bluff State Park and ends at the gym for the historic 1930’s Alton Box Board Company corporate retreat at Current River State Park. I was lucky enough to run into a groundskeeper who gave me a tour of the gym and other resort buildings. Several species of fungi were on or next to the trail, including Chanterelles, Elegant Stinkhorn and a beautiful Indigo Milky.

hiking
7 months ago

New trail that overlooks the river and lodge. Some nice scenic overlooks and interesting rock formations along the trail.

Nice, easy trail. A couple of totally useless wooden bridges alongside the trail. Made no sense. So many cairns. Very well marked trail that would have been easy to follow even without the markers on trees. What is up with all the cairns? Stop.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail, easy to follow
The park itself is a bit too commercialized..

Monday, November 13, 2017

Easy trail. Great state park.

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Monday, September 04, 2017

Well maintained trail through a beautiful park

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

This trail is extremely well maintained and so grateful after some of the hikes I have done this summer. The trail starts with some beautiful rock formations, but is mostly through woods the entire time and ends at a small off shoot the Current River. The only reason I didn't give this was a 5 is because you do have to cross the road several times and it's not well translated until you search along the other side for the orange marker. In addition, there are no substantial views if you are looking for those.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great trail for mountain biking! It was my kids first time off road biking and they had a blast. Trail was easy to follow, path narrows a bit too much for baby trailer though. Lots of fun!

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

in echo bluff state park its a relatively easy trail. the trail looks amazing for bicycling.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

In Missouri's newest State Park, Echo Bluff, the Painter Ridge Trail is comprised of two loops. The south loop being 1.1 miles and the north loop being .9 miles. Nice woodland trail with some beautiful views overlooking Echo Bluff and the main lodge.
There are also two spur trails, one leading down to the special use area and the other leading down to the camping area.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

on Painter Ridge Trail

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