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Guests who enjoy a private trail can spend hours hiking the Mark Twain National Forest trails directly off of our cabin properties all the way to our campground! You can enjoy a short, leisurely walk here as well. Old abandoned logging roads provide miles of hiking trails through this rarely traveled Mark Twain National Forest. There are some watering ponds, lots of wildflowers, great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife, peace and quiet and significant beauty.
Ozark Trail - Courtois Section
(Berryman and Steelville, Missouri)
The 40 mile Courtois Section of the Ozark Trail has four trailheads. Hazel Creek, 10 miles from the cabins and campground at ArdPark, is its southern entry and the Berryman Trail, 6 miles from the cabins and campground at ArdPark, serves as the northern trailhead. Access is also available at the Huzzah Conservation Area and Harmon Springs. A tricky gravel road between "The Narrows" and the Berryman Trail will have you hiking a long road to nowhere if you don't make the first right past the low water bridge when traveling west to east.
Area Information and Map (OzarkTrail.com)
Huzzah Conservation Area
(Steelville, Missouri)
With the Courtois Section of the Ozark Trail transecting this land, hikers are given access to several unique features of this area. The Narrows is a hogback ridge with extremely steep terrain divided between the Huzzah and Courtois Creeks. The Meramec River also runs through and the remains of the Scotia Furnace and Iron Works are found on this property as well. Spanning more than 6,000 acres, this primarily forested area is rich with a variety of game and non-game wildlife and a short 18 mile drive from ArdPark Cabins and Campground.
Area Information
Area Map
Berryman Trail
(Berryman, Missouri)
Avid hikers will find a good challenge just 6 miles from the cabins and campground at ArdPark at this ever popular single file hiking trail that needs no introduction. Offering a variety of topography, this hiking trail traverses 24 miles of Mark Twain National Forest.
Area Information
Area Brochure and Map
Council Bluff Trail
(Potosi, Missouri)
They say that the Council Bluff Lake Trail is one of the most beautiful trails in Missouri and is not for the faint of heart. Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area is a national forest facility and is about 30 minutes from the cabins and campground at ArdPark just on the other side of Potosi.
Area Information
Woodson K. Woods Conservation Area
(St. James, Missouri)
Here visitors will find Dry Fork Creek and the Meramec River situated amongst more than 5,500 acres of forested property. Rich in history and only 23 miles from our cabins and campground, this area provides hikers with great potential on its interior service roads that are closed to vehicles. Hikers may want to stop and explore the Snelson-Brinker cabin while visiting this conservation area.
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Area Map
Onondaga Cave State Park
(Leasburg, Missouri)
Three trails are available within Onondaga Cave State Park offering hikers a diversified day in the great outdoors. Blue Heron Trail is one half mile and runs along an oxbow lake formed when the Meramec River cut a new channel in a different course. This trail passes by the natural entrance to Onondaga Cave, the old site of Davis Mill. Blue Heron Trail is marked with blue arrows year round and covered with wildflowers during spring and summer. Deer Run Trail is a two and three quarter mile loop that starts at the amphitheater trailhead and takes you through forest with panoramic views of the Meramec River. Deer Run Trail is marked with green arrows. Oak Ridge Trail is also a loop trail consisting of three and one quarter miles of hillsides and it crosses some wet weather creeks. Oak Ridge Trail is marked with red arrows. Onondaga Cave State Park is a scenic 23 mile drive from our cabins and campground.
Area Information
Area Map
Missouri hiking, hiking trails, hike, Ozark Trail, Berryman Trail, Trace Creek, hiking in Missouri, hiking
Missouri hiking, hiking trails, hike, Ozark Trail, Berryman Trail, Trace Creek, hiking in Missouri, hiking
Missouri hiking, hiking trails, hike, Ozark Trail, Berryman Trail, Trace Creek, hiking in Missouri, hiking
Missouri hiking, hiking trails, hike, Ozark Trail, Berryman Trail, Trace Creek, hiking in Missouri, hiking
Photos from the Courtois Section of
the Ozark Trail, Courtesy of John Roth
Hughes Mountain Natural Area
(Washington County, Missouri)
In this conservation area, 11 miles south of Potosi (33 miles from ArdPark Cabins and Campground), guests will find a 2 mile trail meandering through unusual, rocky landscape. In 1982 this property was designated a natural area to protect the geology.
Area Information
Area Map
Ozark Trail - Trace Creek Section
(Washington County, Missouri)
Trace Creek's northern trailhead is very nearby at Hazel Creek, only 10 miles from the cabins and campground at ArdPark. Hikers can expect to see dense hickory, oak and pine forests with deep, shady hallows and some ridges. The drive down Highway Y to reach Hazel Creek on County Road 657 is also very scenic, winding through Mark Twain National Forest. In addition to crossing Trace Creek and passing the headwaters of the Big River, this section of the Ozark Trail also crosses several tributaries and the ever flowing Hazel Creek. About midway on the trail, just south of Highway DD, a spur trail leads to Council Bluff. To the north, Trace Creek connects to the Courtois Section of the Ozark Trail and to the south it meets the Taum Sauk Section. This trail crosses Highways C, DD and 32 before ending at the south trailhead on Highway A outside of Potosi. The north end of the Middle Fork Section of the Ozark Trail connects with Trace Creek.
Area Information and Map (OzarkTrail.com)
Area Information (U.S. Forest Service)
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Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging, Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins Campground, Steelville Berryman Missouri, Pet Friendly Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
Cabins, Campground, Steelville, Berryman, Missouri, Pet Friendly, Private Furnished Lodging Accommodations, Riverfront Primitive Camping, Mark Twain National Forest
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