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Gems in Southeast Missouri - 7

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gem Favorite Mina Sauk Falls from the Ozark Trail

Mina Sauk Falls

(3) Ironton, MO
gem Favorite Laughing Springs Ha Ha Tonka Castle

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

(11) Camdenton, MO
gem Favorite You can look out at the Current River from within Cave Spring.

Cave Spring

(3) Salem, MO
gem Favorite Alley Mill with the flood gate to Alley Spring open.

Alley Mill

(4) Eminence, MO
gem Favorite Rocky Falls

Rocky Falls

(5) Winona, MO
gem Favorite A small cave located shortly past the natural arch!  This isn't a deep cave, but is a good spot for photos!

Clifty Creek Natural Arch

(2) Dixon, MO
gem Favorite This is the ruins of Welch Hospital.

Welch Hospital

(2) Salem, MO

Recommended Routes in Southeast Missouri - 7

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Favorite Trail through the pine forest.
Intermediate/Difficult

Whispering Pine - North and South

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,011' Up 308.04 m Up 1,006' Down 306.64 m Down

Farmington, MO
Favorite A piney glade on a sunny day!
Intermediate

Trail Through Time

2.0 mi 3.2 km 276' Up 84.15 m Up 287' Down 87.42 m Down

Farmington, MO
Favorite Little Paddy Creek crossing on the north-south connector of the Big Piney Trail.
Difficult

Big Piney Loop Hike Via Cutoff

10.7 mi 17.2 km 1,019' Up 310.48 m Up 1,017' Down 310.06 m Down

Fort Le…, MO
Favorite Alley Mill with the flood gate to Alley Spring open.
Intermediate

Alley Spring Mill Loop

1.8 mi 2.9 km 299' Up 91.12 m Up 299' Down 91.26 m Down

Eminence, MO
Favorite Glade outcrop along the Ozark Trail.
Difficult

Stegall Mountain Fire Tower

3.0 mi 4.8 km 265' Up 80.71 m Up 265' Down 80.82 m Down

Winona, MO
Favorite The natural bridge during semi-high water!
Difficult

Natural Bridge Loop

2.4 mi 3.8 km 378' Up 115.16 m Up 379' Down 115.55 m Down

Dixon, MO
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Honey Run Trail Adventure

13.4 mi 21.5 km 670' Up 204.1 m Up 670' Down 204.18 m Down

Osage B…, MO

Southeast Missouri Hiking

  • 1,151 Miles 1,852 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 39 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 189 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeast Missouri - 223

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48.8 mi 78.6 km #1Ozark Trail - Courtois Section
Intermediate/Difficult
Bourbon, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bourbon, MO
8.9 mi 14.3 km #2Ozark Trail: Marble Creek Section
Intermediate
Ironton, MO
Intermediate
Ironton, MO
27.1 mi 43.5 km #3Ozark Trail: Blair Creek Section
Intermediate/Difficult
Centerville, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Centerville, MO
16.1 mi 25.9 km #4Big Piney Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 17 
14.8 mi 23.8 km #5Ozark Trail: Courtois Section, Berryman Trail Loop East
Intermediate
Steelville, MO
Intermediate
Steelville, MO
29.6 mi 47.7 km #6Ozark Trail: Between the Rivers Section
Intermediate
Van Buren, MO
Intermediate
Van Buren, MO
7.9 mi 12.7 km #7Ozark Trail: Current River Section, Peck Bypass
Intermediate
Winona, MO
Intermediate
Winona, MO
24.1 mi 38.8 km #8Ozark Trail: Middlefork / John Roth Memorial Section
Intermediate
Centerville, MO
Intermediate
Centerville, MO
2.0 mi 3.3 km #9Big Piney Trail North-South Connector
Difficult
Licking, MO
Difficult
Licking, MO
3.8 mi 6.2 km #10Brushy Creek Alternate Trail
Intermediate
Eminence, MO
Intermediate
Eminence, MO

Photos of Southeast Missouri - 194

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Wildflowers abound in late summer.
Sep 4, 2017 near Bonne T…, MO
A small cave located shortly past the natural arch!  This isn't a deep cave, but is a good spot for photos!
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO
One of the few creek crossings that are encountered along the trail!
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO
Clifty Creek from above! This is what the view is like for most of the loop.
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO
The natural bridge during semi-high water!
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO
The "Balance Rocks" mentioned in the description.
Dec 9, 2019 near Camdenton, MO
This is a nice, exposed lookout point that is only a short jog off trail!
Dec 9, 2019 near Camdenton, MO
A short scramble off trail at this point will take you to a nice lookout point!  Look for this small rock wall, if you'd like to find it!
Dec 9, 2019 near Camdenton, MO