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Best trails in Crowder State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Crowder State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description
The rolling green hills and deep ravines of Crowder State Park provide 1,912 user-friendly acres where visitors can camp, picnic, hike - or just take it easy. The camping area includes modern restrooms and showers, a dumping station and a laundromat. Picnic sites are located throughout the park and swimming, boating and fishing are offered in the 18-acre Crowder Lake in the center of the park. Crowder State Park is the perfect park for the visitor who wants to escape the pace of city life and enjoy the outdoors in a relaxing, peaceful environment. Much of the park is covered with thick forest that displays a diverse population of trees, plants and flowers. Many types of wildlife - including deer, raccoons and wild turkeys - also make their homes in the forests of Crowder State Park. Crowder State Park is a commemorative park dedicated to the memory of Maj. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder, one of several important American military leaders who was nurtured in the hills of northern Missouri.
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Map of trails in Crowder State Park
Park information
Acreage
1912 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 10:00 pm
Mailing address
Crowder State Park
76 Hwy. 128
Trenton, MO 64683
Contact
660-359-6473
Top trails (4)
#1 - Thompson River Trail
Crowder State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Much of this trail is on the open, low-lying floodplain to the Thompson River and crosses through a mature mesic bottomland forest including cottonwood, hackberry, silver maple and pin oak. The floodwShow more
#2 - River Fork Trail
Crowder State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 59 m
Much of this trail is on the open, low-lying floodplain to the Thompson River and crosses through a mature mesic bottomland forest including cottonwood, hackberry, silver maple and pin oak. The floodwShow more
#3 - Tall Oaks Trail
Crowder State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
The Tall Oaks Trail is blazed in yellow. You can enter the trailhead by the campground and amphitheater. There are more rocks and climbing and switchbacks than the Redbud Trail. At one point, you comeShow more
#4 - Redbud Trail
Crowder State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 31 m
The Redbud Trail is blazed in orange and easy to follow. Enter the trailhead directly across the street from the tennis courts (you can park there). There is a quick ascent to the top of a ravine, andShow more