Big Sugar Creek State Park
Big Sugar Creek State Park Trail

Ozark Chinquapin Trail

    The Basics
  • Type: Hiking
  • Length: 3.1 miles Loop
  • Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
  • Time: 1½ - 3 hours
  • Requirements: None
  • Named after the famous oak tree found in the Ozarks and of good quantity here in the park, the Ozark Chinquapin trail is a 3.1 mile looped trail, and explores the Elk River Breaks Natural Area found within the park. This natural area is one of the last remaining landscapes that was once very common throughout the Ozarks. It consists of stands of shortleaf pine, oak, and hickory trees over grassy hillsides full of shrubs and wildflowers. Following a small stream, the trail wanders between the hills before climbing up them. The hill tops offer a great view of the surrounding Elk River basin terrain.
    Additional Info
  • Camping: No
  • Water: No water on trail
  • Trail Head(s): Parking Lot
  • Trail Markings:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Recommended Season: