Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Historic Site Walk is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hillsboro, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Sandy Bridge Covered Bridge is a picturesque historic bridge preserved in a nice park setting. Informational Kiosks describe construction and history of covered bridges in Missouri. It is a short walk in the park to the bridge and back. Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis. John H. Morse built Sandy Creek Covered Bridge using the Howe-truss design, named for William Howe. Howe patented his design in 1840, which featured the use of vertical rods to draw wooden members tight against the top and bottom of the bridge. Three of the four remaining covered bridges in Missouri were built using the Howe-truss design, including Sandy Creek, Burfordville and Locust Creek covered bridges.
Beautiful bridge. Kid had fun. Trails kinda split off and just end in certain places but was enjoyable walking around with the kiddo.
An easy short hike along the creek. A picturesque setting with a historical perspective.
I grew up going to Sandy Creek! ❤️
One of only four surviving covered bridges in MO. This is the best preserved and nice setting with the surrounding park. Worth the visit when in the area.