Hiking The Berryman Trail

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Missouri.

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Southwest of St. Louis and west of Potosi, the Berryman National Recreation Trail is a 24 mile challenging wooded hiking loop in the Ozarks. Many feel this is the best trail between the Rockies and Alleghenies. It snakes through 100 feet maples, clinges to ridgelines and passes above deep hollows. It is shared by hikers and bikers. The Ozark Trail is also in the region.

To reach the trailhead from St. Louis, head south on US55 to US67. Head south on US67 to Desloge. Proceed west on SR8 through Potosi. About 16 miles west of Potosi, turn right heading north on CS207 for 1.2 miles to trail intersection.

Overall, Berryman Trail is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Missouri. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Berryman Trail including Ozark Trail - Taum Sauk Section, Whites Creek Trail, Big Piney Trail, Kaintuck Hollow Trail, Blue Ridge Trail and Eleven Point River TrailBetween The Rivers Trail.

Berryman Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Berryman National Recreation Trail (573) 364-4621; Mark Twain National Forest (573) 438-5427; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Missouri" from Kevin Lohraff

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Eminence Cottages (800) 224-2090

Luxury Loding:  Cedarstone Lodge (573) 226-5666

Breakfast Restaurant:  Corner Cafe, Calis

GPS:  37.8304, -91.0616

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  6917

Berryman Trail Hiking Map


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