Goggins Mountain Equestrian Trail
- Horseback Riding
Length: 10 Miles View map
This moderately difficult loop trail passes through the Goggins Mountain Wild Area – 5,000 acres of oak-hickory forest wilderness, a critical habitat for many songbirds and other animals. Free of roads, powerlines and other development, visitors can experience something increasingly hard to find – wilderness. To extend the hike, use the White Connector that connects Goggins Mountain Equestrian Trail to the Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail. Ozark Trail is not open to equestrians.
Along this trail, be prepared for some uphill climbs and rocky foot tread. The trail crosses several rocky creeks, especially in wet weather. Carry plenty of water, since water to treat for drinking may not be available in the Goggins Mountain Wild Area.
You may experience:
- Water/stream crossings without bridges
- Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
- Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail
- Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
- Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
- Low hanging vegetation
|Length||Estimated Hiking Time||Type||Blazes||Trailhead|
|10 Miles||7 hours, 30 minutes||Loop||Yellow||Off the first parking area at the entrance of the campground off County Road MM|