Pinewoods Lake Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Pinewoods Lake Trail starts within the Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area, and circles Pinewoods Lake. Three-quarters of a mile of this easy 1.3-mile trail has a concrete surface and is barrier-free; the rest of the trail has native surfacing. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds, and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers, and links popular fishing areas with the picnic area. There is NO DRINKING WATER available along the trail or at the trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This trail and the Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area are open year-round for Day Use Activities only, (6Am to 10PM). No overnight camping.

General Information


From Poplar Bluff, MO take Highway 67 north for 7 miles, then go west on Highway 60 for 16 miles. Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area is 2 miles west of Ellsinore, MO.

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Day Hiking

1.3 mile Pinewoods Lake Trail is barrier free for 3/4 mile. Circling the lake, the trail provides views of the lake, access to wildflowers, and links fishing and picnic areas.

Leave No Trace: Pack out what you pack in; be prepared and minimize your impact.

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