We started off at the visitor center and walked over pass the lookout point. If you walk there is a shortcut through a gravel road that leads you straight back. I gave this three stars because the boat dock was block by construction and it's not much of a scenic trail. Mostly farmland and prairie. Also this is not an "easy" track, and if one isn't ready for an 8 mile hike I would say it's more moderate. But we still had a good time!
Jeffery G. on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trails
Lots of invasive plant life choke out the native vegetation along the loop portion of this trail. Lovely area, just wish it was better cared for.
Ugly R. on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trails
Lots of flat, paved area. Also, 2 miles or so of dirt trail that runs along the Missouri River. Good place to check out birds. Other scenery not so great, at least to me. Take a friend. Pretty desolate. I ran 9 miles and saw 1 human being the whole time.