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Kaintuck Trail

  I just walked the trail with my wife and found the same trail you talked about on a different map I found on line and yes going that way got me lost too.  I went on may 20, 2011 and the ticks were so bad that it was not enjoyable for me and my wife.  we spent one and half hours getting the ticks off of us and the 3 dogs.  it is a very nice area and I am going back today alone so I can see the rest of the area, it will be on a mountain bike this time.

The natural bridge located on this trail is one of the largest I have ever seen. From the top, you will not know that you are on a bridge. From the bottom it looks like a large, deep cave through which light doesn't
travel because of a bend in the tunnel. Follow the trail around the hill and you will find the other opening. Next time I will bring a flashlight so that I can explore a little.

The trails are popular with horseback riders and are as wide as sidewalks most of the time. In most places and the footing is good. A small percentage of the trail is made up of loose rock that can be bad for a weak ankle.

My only complaint is that the map I have is
not accurate and the markers on the trees don't lend much confidence. Today I wound up walking an extra two hours because of a wrong turn. Looking at the Internet maps, I still can't find the path I was walking or the fenced meadows. In one spot the trail went through a chained gate. I didn't know if I would be trespassing so I turned right, followed a path around the field and found myself on some dirt road that is not marked. Maybe the next time the park service is out clearing fallen trees or doing their controlled burns they can tack up a few more trail signs, especially where the trail forks or passes through a meadow.

Says wardman



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These outdoors activities are available near Kaintuck Trail.
 Trails Near Kaintuck Trail:
Big Piney National Scenic Trail, Pulaski County , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kaintuck Trail:
Mill Creek, Newburg , 1 miles away
Arlington River Resort, Newburg , 5 miles away
Lane Spring, Edgar Springs , 7 miles away
Boiling Spring Campground, LLC, Dixon , 9 miles away
Country View Acres Campground, Dixon , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Kaintuck Trail:
Baymont Inn & Suites Rolla, Rolla , 10 miles away
Comfort Suites Rolla, Rolla , 10 miles away
Super 8 Rolla, Rolla , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ROLLA - UNIV OF MISSOURI S&T, Rolla , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Rolla, Rolla , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Kaintuck Trail
Stony Dell Swimming Pool, Phelps County , 5 miles away

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