Nice scenery and tons of wildlife!

it is a great hike for short hikes, it is also nearby so that is a plus. I wish I had a good hiking partner to share in the fun.

Not much here. Cool if you like farm fields and swamps I guess.

The park received funding from a donor and reopened.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/horseshoe-lake-state-park-reopens-after-overdue-electric-bills-paid/article_926124f2-18fc-59a9-8798-3c14dc12e9d4.html

Lots of fun, but the park lost funding and closed.

This park is closing down. Sad to see it go, it was a close hike for me. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article72927432.html

Pretty nice walk!

first time on this trail. I'll come back. good trail to break in my new hiking boots

Wide trail, well maintained. Follows some farmland which is less than desirable. But beautiful lake and birds...birds definitely don't disappoint.

hiking
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Easy, wide, grassy, flat. The loop is 3.9 miles. We walked a gravel road interior to the loop that leads to campsites to increase our distance. Not challenging but pleasant and close to home. My geriatric dog had no problems. This trail would be easy for smaller children. I'll be back with grandbabies in a double jogging stroller - the trail is that well maintained and flat. Half or more of this trail is in full sun. For a big portion you have crop land on one side and Horseshoe Lake on the other side. There are some nice water views. If you look closely at one of my photos (the last one) you can see the St Louis arch above the trees. The trailhead has a small pavilion with some BBQ pits and picnic tables. This would make be a fun day for young families.

hiking
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Easy flat trail. Can see the St. Louis Arch from the cornfield part of the tail.