Cole Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 6th 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 6th most popular horse trail of all 18 horseback rides in Missouri. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Cole Creek Trail including Hercules Glade Trail, Big Piney Trail, Cedar Creek Trail, Kaintuck Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail and Swan Creek 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 https://www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf

Article Source:   Best Cole Creek Trail Horseback Riding Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=15425

GPS:  37.6691, -92.3557

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15425

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