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Best trails in Wallace State Park, Missouri

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Explore the most popular trails in Wallace 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 feature attraction at Wallace State Park is peace and quiet! Located amid the rolling farmland of northwest Missouri, and less than an hour from Kansas City, this 501-acre, wooded park offers recreation and relaxation. For recreation, visitors can fish or swim in the park's six-acre lake or exercise by hiking one of the park's four scenic trails. Benches along the trails allow visitors to sit and absorb the sights, sounds and slow pace of nature. Scattered picnic sites provide a peaceful place to enjoy lunch. For larger groups, an open picnic shelter that overlooks the lake and an enclosed shelter with a range, refrigerator and hot water are available for reservation. For relaxation, visitors can sleep under the stars in one of the park's family-oriented campgrounds. Campground amenities include modern restrooms, hot showers, a trailer dump station and playground. Trice-Dedman Memorial Woods, administered by the Department of Natural Resources and owned by The Nature Conservancy, is located 20 miles southwest of the park and features a prime example of northwest Missouri's hardwood forests. For peace and quiet and a break from the fast pace of everyday life, escape to Wallace State Park.

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Map of trails in Wallace State Park, Missouri
Park information
Acreage:
501 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
816-632-3745
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Wallace State Park Campground Trail
Wallace State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 58 m
Rocky Ford Trail follows a gentle downhill slope to Deer Creek. Old Quarry Trail takes visitors past an old quarry and through a small stand of Scotch and short-leaf pine. Skunk Hollow Trail is a shady path that follows an intermittent stream. For a longer walk, visitors can follow Deer Run Trail, which offers length options up to three and one-half miles through a variety of natural settings. Benches along all the trails not only provide a resting spot for hikers, but also an opportunity to get a closer look at the plants and animals that go unnoticed when one strides through the woods. All the trails combined are about 3.5 milesShow more
#2 - Skunk Hollow Trail Loop
Wallace State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
Note: As of November 2020, users have reported numerous bridges washed out on the Red Trail. Skunk Hollow Trail has a gentle grade that takes hikers between wooded hillsides. Along the trail, an intermittent stream can produce a small waterfall. The path crosses several footbridges and the main park road as it encircles Campground 4. Show more
#3 - Old Quarry Trail
Wallace State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
Old Quarry Trail begins on the boardwalk with excellent views of the lake and western sky. The trail passes across the footbridge in the backwater of the lake, crosses the main road and begins a steep incline before gradually becoming level. Along the trail, hikers will come to a natural limestone outcropping that has been quarried. Show more
#4 - Rocky Ford Loop
Wallace State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 14 m
A short, nice walk which follows a creek then loops back to picnic shelter and parking lot. Show more