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blueBlack Smith Creek Trail

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6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 626' 191 m
Descent: -577' -176 m
High: 860' 262 m
Low: 654' 199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A densely wooded and rocky trail loop, crossing Cedar Creek 2x. Beware, the blazes at the creek can be tough to see.

Tim Thomas

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This trail is hilly, forested, and rocky with bluff overlooks. This is a nice trail that mostly winds through the forest, but some of the straight sections at the north side of the loop are on a gravel road for a short distance. When you come to Cedar Creek, follow straight past to look for the creek crossing. Many scattering side trails can take you off track. I backtracked a bit trying to find the crossing. In most cases, you'll find that the trail picks up nearly "straight" across the water from when you reach the creek. You can always use the Hiking Project mobile app to help find your way.

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Apr 11, 2019
Ben Sander
Aug 1, 2018
Jeff Piland
Mostly easy except for the section near the creek. Fairly challenging for a Missouri trail. Rocky, fairly steep. 85% is easy, wide trail. 6.3mi
Nov 26, 2017
Abbey Schneider
Beautiful clean trail. Good workout compared to most Missouri hikes! 6.3mi
Aug 16, 2017
Shaun Allen

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  3.6 from 5 votes

#7

in Columbia

#14574

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in Columbia

#289

in Missouri

#14,574

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