Cedar Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 4th most popular equestrian trail in Missouri.

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Near Fulton, the Cedar Creek Trail is a 36 mile trail open to horseback riding. Cedar Creek Trail forms a loop, crossing 21 miles of pastoral countryside. Two-thirds of the trail is cross-country; the rest is along gravel roads.

To reach the trailhead from Fulton, take Hwy 54 south 2.5 miles to Route H; go about 6 miles to Rte J. Turn south on Route J and go about 2 miles to Rte Y. Turn west on Rte Y; go 2.5 miles to Pine Ridge Recreation Area.

Note: The Pine Ridge Section through the Pine Ridge Recreation Area is closed to horseback riding.

Overall, Cedar Creek Trail is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 19 horseback rides in Missouri. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Cedar Creek Trail including Piney Creek Trail, Hercules Glade Trail, Big Piney Trail, Cole Creek Trail, Devils Backbone Trail and Swan Creek TrailBlue Ridge Trail.


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

GPS:  38.758, -92.1448

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15429


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