Beautiful hike. Will be back.

Great Missouri hike

hiking
28 days ago

Fun trail with great scenery. Leaves made it difficult to see the trail in a few places, but it was well marked, so we didn't have much trouble.

Nice hike but way too many people for me. When I arrived there were 50 cars in the lots. I saw 25 people and 6 dogs on the trail. Very pretty but I like it more secluded. Lots of sandstone cliffs and water. Beautiful colors.

This is a must! Did first two miles with my dog counterclockwise. A few nice spots in canyon right away after paved trail. Took the brown cut off trail due to time which was about 2 miles in and cutoff was pretty short. Wasn’t sure if people were talking about mainly hiking through the canyon most of the way to see more or what, but that what it looked like when you first reach it. . But will start clockwise next time. Would be pretty to see water. But perfect time for the colored trees.

Pretty hike! You have to go off the main trail if you really want to explore the canyons. We passed quite a few people and a few dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail with lots of twists and turns. Dog friendly, beautiful bluff views and interesting geology

This park is a gem!

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trail with good signage and beautiful scenery! There were lots of dogs and not all were on leashes. Well maintained facilities and the restrooms were very clean. Lots of creek crossings so that may be an issue after a good rain.

very nice trail, but not clearly marked once you are off in canyon part. very beautiful scenery and wildlife

great hike. excellent scenery and well marked.

hiking
4 months ago

For a hot day was a great shaded trail! It was 90 degrees but shaded with a nice breeze, it didn’t feel bad at all. We hiked down to the canyon and was well worth it. I would not go if there was a chance of rain it looks like it could flood easily.

hiking
4 months ago

Well-marked and mostly shady trail inside a beautiful new state park! Some extended ‘slow burn’ inclines, but generally moderate and accessible to a wide variety of fitness levels.

hiking
4 months ago

Good incline and beautiful wildlife and trees. We saw lizards, a lot of birds, and two two deer were right on the trail. Shaded and the park itself is a beautiful.

Made a detour off the trail, into the canyon. Worth every bit! Today was very hot, but still relativitly cool on the trail. Very nice little hike. I will be back.

Gorgeous trail! Hiked it in a little over two hours, but we took a couple detours down into the canyon. We also hiked it backwards, which I enjoyed more as it started difficult and then got easier. Park is well maintained and beautiful. I cannot wait to go back and hike both trails!

trail running
6 months ago

Enjoyed the trail. Mostly double and single track, almost all canopied. I am guessing the moderate rating is because the hills. Although just under 4 miles, the various levels of elevation made this a tough one.

One of our favorites and it’s not far from our home. Beautiful scenery and the best time to go is the Fall or Spring. You can see the canyons clearly then. Also a couple days after a rain. Then it’s not so muddy but the water is still flowing through the streams. So pretty!

Back again. Wow what a change in just two weeks. Last visit hardly any leaves, now full canopy. This is a great hike on sunny days, shaded 90% of trail. See images posted.

Two hour hike. Hilly, but very easy. Worth doing again after heavy rain

on Labarque Hills Trail

7 months ago

Really wonderful hike. This park is gorgeous.

This is a beautiful hike, nice wide path, creek crossings, valley views, sandstone wall/outcroppings. Time of year, not best, but soon will be incredible. So thankful for giving people like Don who shared this treasure.

Really beautifully maintained park. The trails were a bit rocky and uneven in parts, lots of switchbacks and elevation changes. I would recommend hiking poles if you aren't steady on your feet. I did the longer trail and used the connector loop to shorten the distance. It was still about 3.8 miles by the time I got back to the car with the walk to the trial head and back. Not too crowded and beautiful scenery. It was early spring and nothing blooming yet really, I bet it's a whole different feeling when everything is green and lush!

Be advised that there’s a few creek crossings, and after a few days of heavy rain the trail can get very muddy, so I’d recommend waterproof boots (or at least sturdy shoes you’re okay with getting dirty). We hiked clockwise, which brought us to the water features early but I think saved us from some more intense climbing, so you can choose how strenuous you want the hike to be. Overall it’s an interesting and beautiful trail with some good challenges here and there.

The sandstone canyon is a must see.

This is a great trail for those looking for a moderate 4 mile hike. The park has an interesting history and the trail leads to a beautiful little creek, past nice rock outcroppings. There are some great views across the valley from the top and a cool old stone house that was built by an eccentric local businessman in the 60’s.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice hike, that provides a little workout. It was nice seeing it without the leaves on the trees since we were able to see the "canyon" winding off in the distance, which probably would have been hidden otherwise. We went counter-clockwise at the trailhead, which made for a nice, level walk the last mile back. Planning on going back to explore some of the offshoot trails. Saw a few people exploring those, but we were running out of light. Planning on going back once we get some leaves to see what it looks like then.

Great Trail! Started raining and the waterfalls were worth it!

Beautiful, well-marked trail and the canyon is terrific. We didn't have enough time to go down into the canyon and walk along the creek and will definitely return for that.

hiking
10 months ago

what a beautiful hike, limestone formations, glade and great views.

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