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Berry Bend East

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 3.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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17.9

Miles

28.8

KM

90%

Runnable

883' 269 m

High

732' 223 m

Low

2,528' 770 m

Up

2,539' 774 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

It is a jewel for this part of Missouri but relatively unknown. There are nice campgrounds, views, and great trails. Though the trail can be difficult to follow it's worth the effort.

Need to Know

There are great campgrounds but they are only open April to October. A vault toilet is available year round at the parking for Shelter 1. In the winter, park at Shelter 1, which is the trailhead for the west side. It is about 0.25 mile run through the woods (cross the paved road and head toward the trailhead).

Description

This is a long, primarily horse trail, with views of the lake on the Shoreline Trail East. The trail winds around (almost on top of) itself at times, providing several opportunities to cut through if you are not able to run the entire trail. There are quite a few ups and downs on this trail (not typical for this part of Missouri) so this trail is fairly difficult.

For the first few miles, there are a few white connector trails between the Shoreline Trail East and Boundary Trail East. Looking at a map, you can see that it is so close to itself that at most points, you can cut through the woods if need be. The Boundary Trail East and Shoreline Trail East are well-marked for the first few miles. However, toward the back part of the trail, there are no official markings, but there are, at this time, taped markings. But don't expect these to be in place down the road.

Expect several blowdowns and lots of rock along the way. This trail would be best done during the fall and winter when ticks, snakes, and poisonous plants are nonexistent. Views are great during the winter as well. Plus the trail is not as utilized so you're more likely to have the place to yourself. Avoid deer hunting season.

If running during campground closure, park at Shelter 1 and it is about 0.25 mile run through the woods to reach this trailhead. Shelter 1 is at the trailhead for the west side of this trail system.

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Nice view on ridge
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO
Picnic table by lake on orange trail about 1.5 miles from trailhead; great place to relax
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO
Lake view from orange trail
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO
Can be a little muddy and slosh in lower areas
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO
Common views on the ridge
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO
Good rendition of what it's like up on the ridge
Mar 23, 2020 near Warsaw, MO

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