Piney Creek Wilderness Area

Mark Twain National Forest

Barry and Stone Counties

News, Updates, & Warnings:
Open during hunting seasons so please use caution.

Pineview Tower Trailhead:  From Springfield, take Hwy 60 south about 24 miles to Hwy 39 south.  Follow Hwy 39 for about 23 miles to Hwy 76 east.  Drive 4.7 miles and turn onto Forest Road 2150.  Follow road 0.7 of a mile to F. R. 1139, the first road on the right.  Turn right and go 0.1 of a mile to the campground.
Southern Trailhead:  Continue south on Hwy 39 for 4.7 more miles to F. R. 2185.  Follow road 3.9 miles to trailhead.

GPS Co-ordinates:
Pineview Tower Trailhead:  N36.70301, W-93.61012
Southern Trailhead: N36.66523, W-93.60625

Trailer Parking:
Pineview Tower Trailhead:  Ample
South Trailhead:  Moderate

Open during hunting seasons, so please use caution.

No day use or camping fees.

Equestrian Camping:

Yes, camping is allowed at the Pineview Tower Trailhead and primitive dispersed camping.

Cart Wagon Driving:
Not allowed.  This is a wilderness area so mechanized equipment is not allowed on the trail.

Miles of Trails:
13 mile double loop.

Trail Notes:
The trail is sparsely marked with white diamonds.  There are steep rocky hills that are well worn from a lot of equestrian use.  Piney Creek, in the middle of the two trails, is the only water so unless it’s the wet weather season, this could be a dry ride.  There is downfall to negotiate as well as unmarked side trails.  Some of the trails are old woods roads.  Down by the creek, the trail gets faint and overgrown later in the summer which can make it tough to follow.

Colored Map

Other Trail Users:
Hikers, backpackers, and hunters.

Other Activities:
Hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Three fully equipped camp sites at the north trailhead.  Outhouse, picnic tables, hitch rails, and
bar-b-que pits.
Drinking Water:  Not available
Water for horses: Piney Creek and wet weather creeks.

Other Services:
Car Care, groceries, & a restaurant: Cassville, 12 miles west.
Tack & Feed:  MFA Agri Services

Emergency Information:
Cell Phone Signal:  Limited to none.
Barry County Sheriff:  417-847-6556
Stone County Sheriff:  417-357-6116
Hospital:  St. John’s Cassville Hospital
                 GPS: N36.67393, W-93.87210
Veterinarian:  Barry County Veterinary Service

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


Typical Trail Photos:

Lots of cedars.

Sun filtered rocky trails.
Some trails sunken and rocky

Trail between the boulders.
Some open areas to ride.

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