Explore the most popular trails in Three Creeks Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

bugs
muddy
over grown
24 days ago

Nice moderate trail. Be prepared for a few fallen limbs to interrupt your hike and some of the trail isn't clearly marked. overall beautiful hike though.

Overall a nice hike with some decent inclines and declines. Too much private property signs around everywhere you turn for my liking.

Easy hike with kiddos and some decent water holes for swimming with kiddos (although muddy). The trail can also be muddy at times and the grass and bugs get a bit out of hand as well. Cool hike, just remember it is the outdoors and not all paved and air conditioned

hiking
3 months ago

Decent easy hike- would be better if were a loop that connected to other trail in areas. Due to weeds in early summer really not ideal to walk off trail to connect with other trails. Not a bad hike with kids as they like to play in the creek.

Three creeks is a nice area to hike with some mileage but not anything overly scenic.

Trail head is near parking lot that is currently storage for gravel and mulch. Trail that leads from parking is for campsites. Be sure to check your starting point if this is your first time on trail.

Great place to ride horses, especially when there are no off leash dogs

hiking
4 months ago

This is also the trailhead for the Turkey Creek Interpretive Trail, which is a loop trail and well marked. Go to the other side of the parking area from Turkey Creek Trail to find this less well marked trail.

Great little trail which can be looped a few different ways. An easy hike, well blazed, with points of interest that are nice for those who do not live in the area or as educational points for younger hikers. An excellent trail for children and families.

It's OK. Not much to really wow you, but it is a place to hike and see typical Missouri landscapes

My preferred trail in the area. It is a bit overgrown, so summer is better. Caves are neat to see and the creek is pretty.

hiking
5 months ago

This is not a bad area to hike. Pretty and mostly quiet. It does get weedy in summer.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
5 months ago

Lots of ticks. Well maintained. Nice hike.

the caves are hard to find. the land its hard to traverse. for that reason this is idea hiking. beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Awesome loop trail. Signed well and trail is taken care of. Precipitation specifics as there are several creek bed crossings. Great views. We will be back.

hiking
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Nice nature trail that is a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail. The mapped version on the app is an abbreviated version of the trail, as the actual trail is 3 miles in length. The trail mostly passes through forest and along creeks and ridge lines above creeks. The last quarter mile of the trail follows a gravel road. There are several creek crossings where you may get your feet wet. Some nice rock features and bluffs can be seen next to the creeks. The highlight of the trail was the varied number of wildflowers, which were beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Excellent three mile loop. Crosses stream 6 times. Very well laid out. Do clockwise. Backpack camping allowed.

This was a really cool hike! Right now (August) all the water was very very low, so we managed to avoid getting wet at all. There were really cool places you could climb and so many unique sights to see. Also, there was like nobody there, which was really nice. The only thing negative was it wasn't marked well. There were arrows and letters, but we didn't know what any if it meant and there were arrows pointing in every direction so that didn't help at a fork in the road... There were way more trails the the "3 mile trail" they advertise. We ended up hiking about 4 miles because the trails were confusing. Which was fun, don't get me wrong! We had a baby on a schedule, so it was a little frustrating, but we made it back okay, it just took longer than expected. Will go back--and will prolly research the maps a little better so we know our way more.

Map here and at trailhead is incorrect. great trail, pretty creek, best in fall less leaves. Easy to follow trail is well worn but poorly marked.

One of my favorite areas in central missouri

Great trail that goes through a lot of water. It was a nice hike in a hot summer day with lots of beautiful scenery. But seriously, be prepared to get wet.

My daughter and I hiked this last weekend...it was a nice little trail down to the creek...Creek was pretty with the cave....we went back out the way we came just because the trail past the creek was hard to find and I remember another reviewer saying it was not marked

Fun trail, but even more fun if you're someone who likes to venture off the trail. Lots of streams with cool bluff lines to explore.

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