Drover's Trail; Prairie State Park is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mindenmines, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round.
Drover's Trail starts by crossing a small stream that is frequented by prairie wildlife. The trail continues up a hill where the rolling prairie can be viewed and hikers can imagine how the cowboys felt as they watched the prairie grasses sway in the wind. Bison frequently roam this area of the Park ***A small loop of .25 miles is accessible in a wheelchair or stroller. Bison frequently roam this area.***
Be ready for bison. Got stuck between two herds and could not cross the path safely for a while, but that really is not common. Over all a good trail, flat with few creek crossings and watch for bison dong. But maps describing the trails are confusing.
Prairie trails are a special hiking experience. personally I preffer winter or spring for best scenery. Anything but boring as most suppose for the spacious panorama's, for theever changing scenery and for the wildlife