Missouri - Outdoor Activities

Missouri has approximately 680 trails, including 412 hiking trails and 240 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 237.7 miles in length. The most popular trails are Matson Hill Park, Chubb Trail and Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Missouri was Reggie V. who completed Lost Valley Trail.

  • Lost Valley Trail

    13 Reviews

    Weldon Spring, MO

    Wandering through the quiet hideaway of Lost Valley, you’ll follow the scenic meanders of Little Femme Osage Creek, hike past a crystalclear spring, and startle deer and turkeys from their haunts ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wandering through the quiet hideaway of Lost Valley, you’ll follow the scenic meanders of Little Femme Osage Creek, hike ...

  • Cuivre River State Park

    12 Reviews

    Troy, MO

    In Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres of rugged, Ozark-like terrain, you can explore 38 miles of trail. Along the way you’ll see clear streams, springs, bluff overlooks, glades, and patches ...
    •  4–5 hours
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    In Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres of rugged, Ozark-like terrain, you can explore 38 miles of trail. Along the way ...

  • Council Bluff Lake Trail

    9 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    Council Bluff Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County and Iron County, Missouri. It is 11.6 miles long and begins at 1,091 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 23.2 miles with ...
    •  11.6 miles

    Council Bluff Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County and Iron County, Missouri. It is 11.6 miles long and begins ...

  • Katy Trail Spur to Jefferson City

    7 Reviews

    Jefferson City, MO

    Katy Trail Spur to Jefferson City is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 619 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Katy Trail Spur to Jefferson City is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is 0.6 miles long and begins ...

  • Castlewood Loop

    7 Reviews

    Castlewood State Park, MO

    Castlewood Loop is a hiking trail in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is within Castlewood State Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 433 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles ...
    •  2.8 miles

    Castlewood Loop is a hiking trail in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is within Castlewood State Park. It is 2.8 miles long ...

  • St. Francois State Park

    7 Reviews

    Bonne Terre, MO

    Legend has it that Civil War outlaws took cover in the hills and hollows of St. Francois State Park, which is known as “Yesterday’s Hideout, Today’s Retreat.” Later, moonshiners concealed stills ...
    •  3–7 hours
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Legend has it that Civil War outlaws took cover in the hills and hollows of St. Francois State Park, which is known as “Yesterday’s ...

  • Chubb Trail

    7 Reviews

    Eureka, MO

    The Chubb Trail and its companion paths offer everything a good hike should have— from challenging climbs and descents, from windy ridges and cool, calm hollows to easy meanders next to the Meramec ...
    •  3 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chubb Trail and its companion paths offer everything a good hike should have— from challenging climbs and descents, from ...

  • Berryman Trail

    6 Reviews

    Berryman, MO

    Put the 24-mile Berryman Trail on your must-ride list: it offers one of the best mountain bike experiences in Ozark Country. Almost all of this scenic loop ride is on single-track-parts are rough ...
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    Put the 24-mile Berryman Trail on your must-ride list: it offers one of the best mountain bike experiences in Ozark Country. ...

  • Chubb Trail

    6 Reviews

    Saint Louis, MO

    Nine miles long, the Chubb Trail is a versatile and popular point-to-point trails with a short loop on its eastern end. It connects with West Tyson County Park to Lone Elk County Park, passing ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Nine miles long, the Chubb Trail is a versatile and popular point-to-point trails with a short loop on its eastern end. It ...

  • Howell Island Conservation Area

    6 Reviews

    Weldon Spring, MO

    Howell Island is an easy hike on an isolated 2,500-acre island in the Missouri River. Its varied habitats make it a wonderful place for birding, wildlife watching, and wildflower walks.
    •  2–4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Howell Island is an easy hike on an isolated 2,500-acre island in the Missouri River. Its varied habitats make it a wonderful ...

  • Matson Hill Park

    6 Reviews

    Augusta, MO

    Built by the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists, the Matson Hill Trail was opened in June of 2002. This well-designed and superbly graded trail is open for hikers, too, and explores deep forests, shady ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Built by the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists, the Matson Hill Trail was opened in June of 2002. This well-designed and superbly ...

  • Sac River Trail

    5 Reviews

    Springfield, MO

    The Sac River Trail is located on a 300-acre tract near the city of Springfield's wastewater treatment plant, but nothing stinks about this ride. Opened in summer of 1996, it's a sweet six miles ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sac River Trail is located on a 300-acre tract near the city of Springfield's wastewater treatment plant, but nothing ...

  • Greer Crossing Recreation Area

    5 Reviews

    Winona, MO

    Greer Crossing Recreation Area is smack in the middle of one of my favorite landscapes in Missouri—the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River country. With upper access for canoeing the most beautiful ...
    •  Guide

    Greer Crossing Recreation Area is smack in the middle of one of my favorite landscapes in Missouri—the Eleven Point Wild ...

  • Onondaga Cave State Park

    5 Reviews

    Leasburg, MO

    During fine weather at Onondaga Cave State Park, you’ll wander through deep forests, tramp across scenic glades, and tiptoe along sheer bluffs over the Meramec River. When summer’s heat and humidity ...
    •  15–30 minutes
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    During fine weather at Onondaga Cave State Park, you’ll wander through deep forests, tramp across scenic glades, and tiptoe ...

  • Blue River Greenway Trail

    5 Reviews

    Kansas City, MO

    Blue River Greenway Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Kansas City, Missouri. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 793 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Blue River Greenway Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Kansas City, Missouri. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 793 feet ...

  • Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park

    4 Reviews

    Sunset Hills, MO

    Emmenegger’s short trail is a nice evening jaunt after a hard day on the job. You’ll explore a peaceful hollow and view overlooks of the Meramec River. Mostly shaded paths in the woods with several ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Emmenegger’s short trail is a nice evening jaunt after a hard day on the job. You’ll explore a peaceful hollow and view overlooks ...

  • Busiek State Forest

    4 Reviews

    Springfield, MO

    This state forest's 15-mile network of trails winds through 2,505 acres of rugged Ozark topography. Beginners will enjoy riding along the roads paralleling Woods Fork and Camp Creek. Adventurous ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This state forest's 15-mile network of trails winds through 2,505 acres of rugged Ozark topography. Beginners will enjoy ...

  • Markham Springs Recreation Area

    4 Reviews

    Poplar Bluff, MO

    If you like water, you’ll love Markham Springs. A deep, clear, spring-fed pool with an old home and a mill house on its shores is the centerpiece of the recreation area. Little brooks trickle ...
    •  Guide

    If you like water, you’ll love Markham Springs. A deep, clear, spring-fed pool with an old home and a mill house on its shores ...

  • Lone Elk County Park

    4 Reviews

    Valley Park, MO

    While exploring Lone Elk Park on the White Bison Trail, you’ll probably hike right past the park’s elk and deer herds; in the neighboring World Bird Sanctuary, you’ll see eagles, owls, and myriad ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  3.25 miles
    •  Guide

    While exploring Lone Elk Park on the White Bison Trail, you’ll probably hike right past the park’s elk and deer herds; in ...

  • Graham Cave State Park

    4 Reviews

    Danville, MO

    Graham Cave, a deep overhang beneath a massive rock dome, sheltered prehistoric Americans who once hunted along the Loutre River valley. Visit this haunting cavern, then explore the ancients’ ...
    •  1 hour
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Graham Cave, a deep overhang beneath a massive rock dome, sheltered prehistoric Americans who once hunted along the Loutre ...

  • Lewis Trail

    3 Reviews

    Weldon Spring Conservation Area, MO

    Lewis Trail is a hiking trail in St. Charles County, Missouri. It is within Weldon Spring Conservation Area. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 639 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  3.4 miles

    Lewis Trail is a hiking trail in St. Charles County, Missouri. It is within Weldon Spring Conservation Area. It is 3.4 miles ...

  • Meramec State Park

    3 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    Meramec State Park covers 6,800 acres of wooded hills on the north side of the Meramec River. South of the river, the Meramec Conservation Area contains another 3,900 acres of Ozark countryside. ...
    •  Guide

    Meramec State Park covers 6,800 acres of wooded hills on the north side of the Meramec River. South of the river, the Meramec ...

  • Bell Mountain Wilderness Area

    3 Reviews

    Black, MO

    The top of Bell Mountain, one of Missouri’s highest peaks, is in Missouri’s third largest wilderness area. There are incredible vistas from an expansive glade on Bell’s summit. And in this rugged, ...
    •  4–7 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The top of Bell Mountain, one of Missouri’s highest peaks, is in Missouri’s third largest wilderness area. There are incredible ...

  • Green’s Cave Bushwhack: Hamilton Hollow Route

    3 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    If the beautiful mural of Green’s Cave and Bluff at Meramec State Park’s visitor center lights your fire, here’s the first of two unmarked “bushwhack” routes to see it firsthand. Along the ...
    •  2–4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    If the beautiful mural of Green’s Cave and Bluff at Meramec State Park’s visitor center lights your fire, here’s the first ...

  • Huckleberry Ridge State Forest

    3 Reviews

    Pineville, MO

    Huckleberry Ridge State Forest is a network of approximately 14 miles of trail. The network will take you over single-track, rough double-track, and narrow gravel roads. The single-track is the ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Huckleberry Ridge State Forest is a network of approximately 14 miles of trail. The network will take you over single-track, ...

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