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Cedar Gap Trail

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 3.5 (2)

A short trail leading to the second highest point in Missouri.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Loop

1,694' 516 m

High

1,392' 424 m

Low

314' 96 m

Up

303' 92 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

A short trail around the conservation area, this trail extends south. Cedar Gap is the second highest recognized point in Missouri, and it shows, with great view of the Ozarks and some very colorful scenery. An active railroad does run by the entrance, and passing trains can be heard throughout the valley.

Cedar Gap is also where the Gasconade River meets Bryant Creek so expect some water crossings after a heavy rain. Some dead trees have also fallen over the trail due to weather. There is an old quarry around 1 mile into the trail which is a nice place to explore.

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Shared By:

Chandler Lee

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Bryant Creek during the winter.  Almost no water!
Dec 3, 2017 near Mansfield, MO
A glade at the top of Cedar Gap.
Dec 3, 2017 near Mansfield, MO

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Apr 29, 2018
Stephen Scheppmann