The Pigeon Creek Trail System is a natural-surface, stacked loop network that heads along the East Pigeon Creek shoreline and into the woods. Hikers can choose to follow an easy incline by the water or to take some challenging single-track paths that twist and turn through the forest. On the way, you'll be able to see a range of vegetation and wildlife as well as some points of interest, like an old exploratory mine and remains of an airplane. Come here in fall or early summer to see the wildflowers in all their glory. In the fall, you can enjoy the changing colors of the oak and hickory trees.
To access the eastern side of this trail network, you can park in the lot on Cfd 23. The trails start behind the kiosk that's on the hill. There's a loop with a gentle incline here that wanders through the woods and by the water. You can also follow a series of connecting pathways that wind through the trees. As you hike, you'll see dogwoods, oaks, hickory, wildflowers, mushrooms, and more. Some sections offer an easy stroll, while other parts of this route climb steep hills and provide pawtastic views of the lake. You'll find the western trailhead by a parking lot on the west side of Highway 201. This route starts on old logging trails and concludes with rocky climbs and a walk along a steep hillside that overlooks the water.
Dogs can hike with you on this property if you keep them on a leash. Take care of the public lands by bringing a bag to remove and carry out any waste. There's no potable water available here, so carry refreshments with you.
When you and Fido visit the Pigeon Creek Trail System, you'll be able to hike on some challenging pathways. Take advantage of the scenic views in this furrific Ozark property.