At times steep, this mile-long trail begins at Paddy Creek Picnic Area and continues southwest along Paddy Creek. As hikers conquer the bluffs, they will be treated to fine views.

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Expert Review of Paddy Creek Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Paddy Creek Trail

Away Travel Expert: Johnny Molloy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking,Freshwater Fishing,Outdoor Skills,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Paddy Creek Wilderness covers over 7,000 acres of wildland and formerly homesteaded land returned to a wild state. A 10.3-mile loop, using the Big Piney Trail, traverses the northeastern segment of the wilderness, which is part of the Mark Twain National Forest. It is shared by hikers and equestrians. It offers views, clear streams and old homesites.
  • The entire Big Piney Trail is 17-miles long, combined with 2.1 miles of the Old Military Road Trail, makes for over 19 miles of wilderness paths.
  • Paddy Creek Recreation Area offers a nice campground located in the bottoms of Paddy Creek and makes for a good base camp to explore the wilderness, fish, and float the Big Piney River.

Mark Twain National Forest
Saint Robert, Missouri

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 573-364-4621
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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