Best Hiking in Missouri

This list represents the most popular hiking in Missouri. Use this list to plan your next Missouri hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Matson Hill Park View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Augusta, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 graded trail is open ...

  • #2 Lost Valley Trail View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Weldon Spring, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 past a crystalclear ...

  • #3 Cuivre River State Park View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Troy, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 you’ll see clear streams, ...

  • #4 Chubb Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Eureka, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 windy ridges and ...

  • #5 St. Francois State Park View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Bonne Terre, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Hideout, ...

  • #6 Howell Island Conservation Area View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Weldon Spring, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 place for birding, ...

  • #7 Rockwoods Reservation View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Eureka, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With scenic hikes from 300 yards to 4 miles on surfaces ranging from easy pavement to winding and steep singletrack through the woods, Rockwoods ...

  • #8 Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Sunset Hills, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 of the Meramec ...

  • #9 Onondaga Cave State Park View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Leasburg, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 along sheer bluffs ...

  • #10 Lone Elk County Park View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Valley Park, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 the neighboring World ...

  • #11 Bell Mountain Wilderness Area View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Black, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  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 vistas from an ...

  • #12 Klondike Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Augusta, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  1–3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Klondike Park is a scenic jewel in St. Charles County’s rapidly expanding park system. Built on the grounds of an abandoned quarry, this rugged ...

  • #13 Meramec State Park: The Wilderness Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  3–6 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wilderness Trail, Meramec State Park’s longest hike, is beautiful and remote. You’ll enjoy splendid solitude as you wander past caves, springs, ...

  • #14 Graham Cave State Park View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Danville, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #15 Columbia Bottom Conservation Area View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Saint Louis, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  1–3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    At Columbia Bottom, you can hike to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, just downstream from the site of Lewis and Clark’s ...

  • #16 Meramec Conservation Area View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Stanton, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  30 minutes
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    In these forested hills and hollows, trails of varying lengths wind along the Meramec River, climb to a panoramic overlook of a horseshoe bend, ...

  • #17 Hawn State Park View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Coffman, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  5–7 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hiking the Whispering Pine Trail, you’ll enjoy panoramic vistas from windswept overlooks, admire impressive sandstone bluffs, relax beside waterfalls ...

  • #18 Powder Valley Nature Center View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Sunset Hills, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Short, easy trails; excellent interpretive displays; and an awesome nature center make Powder Valley the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts ...

  • #19 Ozark Trail - Courtois Section View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Leasburg, MO

    •  2 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Ozark Trail - Courtois Section is a hiking trail in Washington County, Missouri. It is 38.7 miles long and begins at 852 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #20 Greensfelder County Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Eureka, MO

    • Hiking 
    •  1–2 hours
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The metro area is rapidly growing around this pretty green space, but it feels as wild as ever. Hiking is just one way to explore Greensfelder’s ...