Cole Creek

Area Status: Open
a view of the Cole Creek Bulletin board

The Cole Creek Trail traverses oak/hickory and pine forests with scenic views of the Gasconade River. It is a multi-use trail open to horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers, but has been primarily maintained with assistance of the Back Country Horsemen of Missouri.   The main trailhead is a large open field with shade, that provides ample parking for trailers.  Two picnic tables, information board and trail register, mounting block, and high line posts are on site.  No drinking water or toilet available.

A printable brochure is available.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Waynesville
Water: None
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District
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General Information


From Waynesville, MO on Interstate 44, turn south at Hazelgreen onto Hwy AB. Take the first gravel road to the right to Hwy K; travel about 6 miles south to the junction with Hwy AC. Turn east on Flagstone Road and travel about 2 miles and turn north on first gravel road. Trailhead is about 1/4 mile on the right.

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11 miles

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