Trail Of Tears State Park

Jackson, Missouri 63755

Trail Of Tears State Park

Trail Of Tears State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Trail Of Tears State Park Trip Reports

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5/9/2010
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.
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10/10/2008
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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Trail Information

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

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