No off-trail riding. Check hunting seasons and dress appropriately.
This trail is part of Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area. The trail begins at the dead-end of Huntoon Road. Roadside parking is available. It's better not to park down by the turnaround where the trailhead is.
The trail begins with some very tight descending turns. One stretch of mild straight downhill will provide momentum for a fairly flat, straight, high speed section. One final steeper part at the end of this flatter section will bring you to the left turn around the corner of the property line.
After a couple hundred feet, there is an intersection with The North Loop
. Turn left and continue descending along the fence line. The trail will twist and turn before a corkscrew into the lower section at the bottom of the drainage. Continue another few hundred feet and you'll approach the intersection with the other end of The North Loop
. Turn left and carefully cross the creek.
The trail will climb up the hill on the other side of the creek. Eventually, as the trail turns south, it flattens out before the next creek crossing. This one is hardly noticeable because of an old well-built farm crossing. Begin the steep climb on the other side. The trail will provide a small recovery zone before getting steep again. After one more steepish climb at the drop that runs in the opposite direction, the trail mellows again.
When you get to some deep bench cut on a steep hillside, you are nearing the end. Watch for the turn up the hill to the left to meet up with the main Sunbridge Loop as the Missouri River comes into view.
Shared By: Lee Clark