Cole Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 7th most popular equestrian trail in Missouri.

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Near Houston, the Cole Creek Trail is a 16 mile route open to horseback riding. The diamond-blazed route is lightly used during the mid-summer months.

From Waynesville, Mo on Interstate 44, turn south at Hazelgreen, MO onto Hwy AB. Take the first gravel road to the right to Hwy K about 6 miles to the junction with Hwy AC. Turn left on the gravel road (Flagstone Road); go about a mile and turn north on first gravel road to the left. Cole Creek trailhead is about a quarter-mile on the right.

Overall, Cole Creek Trail is the 7th most popular horse trail of all 19 horseback rides in Missouri. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Cole Creek Trail including Devils Backbone Trail, Whites Creek Trail, Ridge Runner Trail, Hercules Glade Trail, Swan Creek Trail, Blue Ridge Trail, Eleven Point River Trail, .

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Local Contact(s):  Mark Twain National Forest (417) 967-4194; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234; MO Horse Council (800) 313-3327; MO Backcountry Horsemen (417) 935-4918.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Big Piney Trail Camp; Berryman Campground; Brazil Creek Rec Area.

Luxury Loding:  Mountain Log Cabin Lookout; Eagles Nest Lodge; The Chalet

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/marktwain/

GPS:  37.6691, -92.3557

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  15425

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