We like to go out and trail ride as much as possible, but sometimes it's a little intimidating to go check out a new trail if you don't really have any idea what you're going to find. For us, the Missouri TrailBlazing page has been relatively helpful, although sometimes the information is outdated and they don't have many photos. So I decided it might be helpful to my local friends if I started cataloguing the trails we've visited with some notes about them. For the record, all my horses are barefoot and we're not into "extreme trail riding" -- I don't mind having to navigate some tricky situations, but my main goal is to be able to go out and follow the trail on a loose rein while enjoying my horse, the day, the view, and hopefully the company. I sorted by month/year, so you can see the most recent visits with photos to get an idea for how the trail looked the last time we visited it.
Below is a list of posts I've done on local trails -- it probably won't be comprehensive, and our favorite trails will probably have multiple entries. If you have any questions about any of those local trails, feel free to reach out to me! I'm always happy to share my experience on the trails, and if you want a buddy for that first time visit, you probably wouldn't have to twist my arm too hard to go ;)
Moon Loop (Mark Twain)
Little Lost Creek Conservation Area
Daniel Boone Conservation Area
Apparently I was so disappointed I didn't even bother to post about it, so I grabbed this from my FB page:
Von Holten Ranch
August 2017 -- although I never got around to writing a post and sharing photos of the trails, they had ones of varying difficulty and I can't wait to go back! It's too far away for a day trip, so we need to book a cabin for some weekend :)
September 2022 - finally booked a cabin for girl's weekend and it was AMAZING (and mini clinic with Lee Hart on the obstacle course) - for whatever reason every time I go to VHR, afterwards my life gets incredibly busy and I never find time to write about the trails... sigh. But they're amazing!