Irish Wilderness

Mark Twain National Forest

Oregon County





News, Updates, & Warnings:
Hunting allowed here so please use caution.

Camp Five Pond:  From Doniphan, take Hwy 160 west to Hwy J, turn north.  Follow Hwy J to the road that leads to the trailhead, turn left.  There is a sign there.
Brawly Pond:  From Hwy 60 take Hwy J south to Hwy K, turn west.  Follow until it turns to gravel at County Road 158.  Turn right and go to County Road 163, turn left and go less than half a mile to the trailhead on the right.

Miles of Trail:
18.6 mile loop.

Equestrian Camping:
Yes, primitive disbursed camping.
You are not allowed to camp at Camp Five Pond, you can only primitive disbursed camp at this trail so, you have to ride over the dam passing the pond, going into the woods and you can camp once you get into the forest.

Trail Notes:
You may encounter old forest roads in various stages of reverting back to natural conditions and trail markers are minimal, so following the trail can be a bit confusing.  There are streams and downfall to negotiate, and the trail can be steep and rocky.  It’s a beautiful but secluded place to ride.

Other Trail Users:
Hikers, backpackers, and hunters.  This is a wilderness area so there should not be any bikers here.

Volunteers Helping With This Page:
No one at this time, available to adopt.  If interested, please contact us.



Trailhead Pictures






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