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  • Kaintuck Hollow Trail

    Kaintuck Hollow Trail is located just south of the Mill Creek Recreation Area. The trail offers a total of 16 miles of looping trails leading you through an oak forest, interspersed with hickory, cedar, dogwood, and pine plantations for great nature viewing. Kaintuck Hollow Trail offers multiple segmented routes ranging from one to fifteen miles stretches passing such features as a natural bridge, unusual rock formations, and Dewitt Pond. The 175 foot long a natural tunnel is closed to public entry to protect bats from possible contamination with fungal spores of White Nosed Syndrome. The Kaintuck Trail is available for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrian use. Visitors can enjoy Wilkins Spring, which provides an average daily flow of 3 million gallons of water feeding a small rise pool and two acre lake and taste water from an artesian well at Mill Creek Recreation Area. A brochure is available.




    No motorized use. No entry into the natural bridge tunnel.


    From Rolla, take Interstate 44 West to exit 179; go south on Hwy T for 2 miles and turn west on Hwy P. Take Hwy P for 2.8 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 7550, and 2.3 miles through the Mill Creek Recreation Area to the trailhead.