The Second Major Battle of the Civil War Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat. The bloody Southern victory on August 10, 1861, focused greater national attention on the war in Missouri. The nearly pristine landscape allows visitors to experience one of the best-preserved battlefields in the nation.

Moderately easy trail. Exactly as I expected: pretty, quieter, but still a close drive. There was a lot of rain recently so the trail over the creek/river was closed, but that was nother natures doing. Will definitely do it again.

FAIR WARNING!!! The GPS will try to take you in the back way so that you can get to the trail without going through the park. That road is blocked. I'm guessing the only time they open it is for free weekends at the park. To get to the trail, you pay a fee ($15 for a vehicle or $7 per person I think). I didn't feel like paying that today so I left. I will adjust my rating to be accurate if/when I decide to go back.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is a trail inside Wilsons Creek National Battlefield, and a trail shared with horses. Goes through a fairly wooded area with small changes in elevation.

you can't even access the road

road biking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Friday, August 01, 2014