Trail Of Tears State Park

Jackson, Missouri

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Trail of Tears State Park is a beautiful place named for a tragic event. Thousands of Native Americans forcibly removed from their lands in the southeast crossed the Mississippi River in or near this state park during their 800-mile trek to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Now you can explore the scenic landscape named for their memory on trails that overlook the wide river and wander among the mazelike ridges and hollows to its west.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

Trail of Tears State Park is a beautiful place named for a tragic event. Thousands of Native Americans forcibly removed from their lands in the southeast crossed the Mississippi River in or near this state park during their 800-mile trek to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Now you can explore the scenic landscape named for their memory on trails that overlook the wide river and wander among the mazelike ridges and hollows to its west.

© 2010 Steve Henry/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jackson
Distance: 13
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Trail of Tears State Park
Local Maps: Ware, Cape Girardeau NE USGS topos
Driving Directions: Directions to Trail Of Tears State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/9/2010
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Mother's Day treat to myself. Nice trail, lots of variety. Pretty spring flowers, lots of slithery creatures. I would have liked to have gone after a rain, even though it would be somewhat difficult in places, the creek and mini falls would have been nice. Well worth a visit.


10/10/2008
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The trail thru the glades and forested areas was beautiful. The trees were changing and were multi-colored. The trail was a little slippery in places due to recent rains. The trail was well marked and easy to navigate. It was a beautiful contrast across some of the wide vistas between the colorful trees and the dry grasses. Caution was needed because the start of bow-hunting for deer season just opened. Several hunters were in the woods. We wore bright colored clothes. The entire family enjoyed the trail.



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