Piney Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The MOST popular equestrian trail in Missouri.

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Southwest of Springfield and east of Cassville, the Piney Creek Wilderness Trail is a 13 mile network of five mountain biking trails providing access to the Piney Creek Wilderness. The trails are shared by hikers and equestrians. There are two horseback riding trailheads. The north trailhead is near the Pineview Lookout and the south trailhead is about 4 miles east of Hill City.

From Branson, MO, travel 32 miles west on Hwy 76; turn on Lake Road 76-6 about a mile. North trailhead is near Pineview Lookout. Both forks of the loop trail lead down ridges to Piney Creek. Go east along Piney Creek to Table Rock Lake.

Overall, Piney Creek Trail is the 1st most popular horse trail of all 19 horseback rides in Missouri. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Piney Creek Trail including Hercules Glade Trail, Big Piney Trail, Cedar Creek Trail, Kaintuck Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail and Between The Rivers Horse TrailCole Creek Trail.

Piney Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Mark Twain National Forest (417) 847-2144; 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

GPS:  36.7032, -93.60978

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15428

Piney Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map


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