Sam A. Baker State Park Campground is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patterson, MO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The cool waters of the St. Francois River and Big Creek frame a wooded setting with trails that range from easy to challenging. Ancient mountains, towering trees, and fresh air are hallmarks of the park. Rustic cabins, a campground, a separate campground for equestrians, and a lodge with good countr
Excellent trails, enough length to enjoy. Great park facilities. Backpack shelters. Great location, many other hikes in area.
Civilized park with trails that felt less civilized (good). Elevation shifts were unexpected, as I did not do my homework! Really enjoyed the meandering trail through the autumn leaves as well as the goat-track switchbacks that led to the river. The shelters are nicely kept, and on a chilly day, it was a nice surprise to stumble upon a small fire smoldering in the hearth. I will return to complete the other trails at this park!
Very nice State Park located in SE MO. State park facilities are well kept and park is very clean. There are many hiking trails with primitive camping shelters along the trail. Numerous spring fed waterfalls are located throughout the park and along the hiking trails. The main attraction is a water fall/pool located at the edge of the park with access from a the mudlick trail. Park also has equestrian trails, separate from the hiking and biking trails.