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Jack's Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This trail features a combo of of prairie and woods, combined with views of Betty's Lake.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Loop

744' 227 m

High

592' 180 m

Low

394' 120 m

Up

394' 120 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Pavilions are large and easily accessible via wheelchair. Each features a fans. access to electricity, a fire pit and proximity to a playground.

Betty's Lake is currently catch and release if you plan to fish. MDC rules apply to other ponds/lakes

Overview

Jacks Loop is a 4 mile path used by cyclist, horses, trail runners, and hikers. The path is mostly dirt with areas of rocky outcroppings. The trail winds in and out of prairie and forested areas with views of Betty's Lake.

Need to Know

Bring and use bug repellant and drinking water if you plan to tackle the whole trail at once. There is access to bathrooms at the pavilions and the visitor center, and water is available seasonally.

Description

The trailhead starts at the Visitor Center located off Hwy DD. Jack's Loop is a loop trail through forest and prairie with views of Betty's Lake. This route provides access to the pavilions located throughout the park. There is a 1 mile trail loop called Cattle Ridge which branches off the northwwestern corner of Jack's Loop for those looking to extend their hike. The trail is mostly singletrack dirt with a few areas of rock/gravel.

History & Background

The home and farm of Betty and Jack Broemmelsiek, this area was converted to a park and is now open to the public.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cheryl Klenk

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 10 votes

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The trail is a 4-mile loop - you can go left or right at this point.
Jul 31, 2016 near Weldon…, MO
Jack's Loop is a great place to go for a walk with #sirwinstionlimones.
Feb 27, 2017 near Weldon…, MO
Wildflowers along the path.
Aug 9, 2016 near Weldon…, MO
Wildlife viewing area.
Aug 9, 2016 near Weldon…, MO
Prairie with a view of lake.
Jul 31, 2016 near Weldon…, MO
The Cattle Ridge Connector to Jack's Loop is in great condition as of February 2017.
Feb 27, 2017 near Lake Sa…, MO

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Jan 30, 2022
Rick Ihnat
4mi
Oct 25, 2020
C Lo
Trail in great shape. Only a couple of wet soft spots 4.2mi — 1h 18m
Jun 27, 2020
Rick Ihnat
nice beginner mountain biking trail if you are comfortable with riding over roots 4.1mi
Mar 7, 2020
Ryan Keck
Jul 21, 2019
Douglas Koeneman
1h 35m
Jul 1, 2019
Mike Stuckmeyer
Sep 3, 2018
Jeremy Aranda
4mi
Aug 25, 2018
Adam Hutchinson
Narrow rutted trails, diverse scenery, nice visitor center near start/end 4.2mi