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Big Piney Trail

Intermediate

Trail

16.1 mile 25.9 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,616' 492 m
Descent: -1,600' -488 m
High: 1,304' 397 m
Low: 889' 271 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Charles Elmore

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A looping trail in the Paddy Creek Wilderness.

Charles Elmore

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open year-round, free camping, no permit required. No motorized or mechanized transportation; foot or horseback only.

Runner Notes

Rocks and roots are particularly dangerous for ankles on this trail.

Description

The Big Piney Trail has 18 miles of trail that traverse a variety of Ozark terrain, scenery and vegetation types. Several scenic overlooks displaying rock outcroppings and hollow bottoms are located along the trail. Paddy Creek Campground, Big Piney Trail Camp, and Roby Lake Recreation Area are conveniently located on or near the trail.

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#166

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#5,890

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Overlooking Paddy Creek.
May 28, 2016 near Licking, MO
on the way to the top of the hill
Aug 14, 2019 near Licking, MO
Big Piney North Trail Waterfall
Jul 16, 2016 near Fort Le…, MO
Big Paddy Creek crossing.
May 29, 2016 near Licking, MO
Connector to the north leg from the south leg of the Big Piney Trail.
Aug 13, 2016 near Licking, MO

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