Leisurely strolls to rugged hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking are available along the variety of trails at Wappapello.
Pine Ridge Trail - This hiking only trail is a double-loop, National Recreation Trail located in the Redman Recreation Area. Approximate long-loop distance is 3/4 mile; short-loop distance is 1/2 mile. Hunting and trapping are prohibited.
Lost Creek Trail - Lost Creek Trail is a hiking only, National Recreation Trail located five-miles north of the Wappapello Dam off Highway D. Take County Road #523 to Corps Road #8 and watch for signs. This one-mile trail has been designated as a wildlife viewing area by the Watchable Wildlife Program.
Johnson Tract - The Johnson Tract Trail is a five-mile, primitive National Recreation Trail located 18 miles north of the Wappapello Dam off Highway D. This trail is a hiking only trail and offers outdoor enthusiast a unique view of the Missouri Ozarks. Hunting and trapping is allowed in the Johnson Tract Natural Area. No discharging of firearms or trapping within 500 feet of parking area and/or trail is allowed. Camping is permitted only at two designated sites located along the trail. For your safety during deer and turkey season, camping will be campsite "A" only. Fires are to be kept in grills available at designated campsites. All rules and regulations governing use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources development projects apply.
Ozark Trail - The Wappapello Lake Section of the Ozark Trail is nestled deep within the beautiful scenery of southeast Missouri. Hikers, bicyclists (non-motorized) and horseback riders may use this section. This 31 mile section of trail crosses public lands administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Missouri Department of Conservation and private lands.
For more information about the Ozark Trail visit: http://www.ozarktrail.com/