Missouri - Outdoor Activities

Missouri has approximately 579 trails, including 355 hiking trails and 183 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 Charlie H. who completed River Scene Trail.

  • Cuivre River State ParkView 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, ...

  • Lost Valley TrailView 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 ...

  • Katy Trail State ParkView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Saint Louis, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  185 miles
    •  Guide

    Katy Trail State Park has a little of everything. You'll ride next to the muddy Missouri River, along towering sandstone bluffs, and through ...

  • St. Francois State ParkView 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, ...

  • Chubb TrailView 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 ...

  • Berryman TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Berryman, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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. Almost all of this ...

  • Chubb TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Saint Louis, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 connects with West ...

  • Howell Island Conservation AreaView 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, ...

  • Sac River TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Springfield, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 stinks about this ride. ...

  • Greer Crossing Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Winona, MO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • Matson Hill ParkView 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 ...

  • Onondaga Cave State ParkView 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 ...

  • Castlewood State ParkView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Ballwin, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Castlewood State Park features 13 miles of trails divided into four loops of 2 to 3 miles each. There's something for everyone here. The River ...

  • Blue River Parkway and Minor ParkView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Kansas City, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Blue River Parkway and Minor Park form a long, skinny riverside hideaway in the heart of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The hard-packed trail ...

  • Russell E. Emmenegger Nature ParkView 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 ...

  • Busiek State ForestView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Springfield, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Council Bluff Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Potosi, MO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Council Bluff Recreation Area is built around 440-acre Council Bluff Lake on the Big River. Opened in 1985, Wild Boar Ridge Campground is a group ...

  • Markham Springs Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Poplar Bluff, MO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  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 is the centerpiece ...

  • Lone Elk County ParkView 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 ...

  • Graham Cave State ParkView 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 ...

  • Meramec State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  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 Conservation Area ...

  • Bell Mountain Wilderness AreaView 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 ...

  • Green’s Cave Bushwhack: Hamilton Hollow RouteView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Sullivan, MO

    • Hiking  
    •  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 of two unmarked “bushwhack” ...

  • Huckleberry Ridge State ForestView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pineville, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Kaintuck TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Newburg, MO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kaintuck Trail is a good place for beginners, with its network of mostly easy-to-ride loop selections varying in length from 2 to 13 miles. ...

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