Park Trails

at Big Sugar Creek State Park

Ozark Chinquapin Trail

  • Hiking

Length: 3.25 Miles View map

Trail Rating: Rugged

Ozark Chinquapin Trail winds through Elk River Breaks Natural Area for those who want to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the area. The trail follows a small bedrock stream, which is surrounded with steep hills on both sides. The trail then climbs into the upland woodlands and glades, with opportunities to see local plants and animals, and some wonderful views across the rugged Elk River landscape. Hikers can access the one-mile white connector to shorten or enhance their hike. This trail was constructed in 1996.

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
  • Occasional water over trail
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
3.25 Miles 3 hours, 15 minutes Loop Yellow On Big Sugar Creek Road, also known as County Road 24