Alison Cemetery Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Alison Cemetery Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Williamsville, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles
262 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly







historic site

trail runs next to the lake This hike is an easy hike. There is a spur trail approximatly .25 miles that takes you to the Allison Cemetary. This cemetary has some very old gravesights, and a scenic overlook of the lake. Backtrack to the maintrail, the trail follows the coves of the lake about 50 feet above water level at regular pool depth. The trail is designed to be hiked in a clockwise direction.

1 day ago

The trail would have been awesome (including a really cool cemetery). With that said the trail seems that it has not, and is not, being maintained. Many downed trees, tons of debris from flooding (I assume). We were the only ones on the trail for its entirety. Nice lake views, but a bit of a guessing game from marker to marker. I’m an experienced hiker so wasn’t bad for me, but hiker beware and be prepared.

1 month ago

worst maintained trail I've ever seen. We spend most of our time trying to find our way to markers. We had two small children with four adults. We had to climb over trees and walk through washed up wood from the flood.

2 months ago

sloops, lake, deer

3 months ago

Trail would be much better if maintained. Most of the time we couldn't see the trail. We definitely followed the trail markers on the trees. It became a trail blazing game for us...which one of us would see the next trail marker on the tree first? For a lot of the trail we went from marker to marker because the trail was covered in leaves, twigs, fallen logs, etc. LOTS of ticks. We must have removed 40-50 crawling ticks from our dog.

6 months ago

Small good for small kids to start on like the view of the lake

10 months ago

I started off on the Lake View Trail and decided to veer off on the Allison cemetery trail. It’s November so the leaves are a foot deep in places (no joke) and that made it hard to stay on trail. You would think I would be able to follow the trail markers, well, that would be the case if in fact there were trail markers. I was looking for nails on trees most of the time. I will give the trail another chance and come back when the leaves are gone, but it definitely needs some trail maintenance.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The trail is more of a moderate level trail. There was a lot of down trees from storms earlier in the year and debris from flooding making the trail harder to follow. It's distance is 3.4 miles. The cemetery is neat to visit as well. Could be a great trail with beautiful views if they are able to get it maintained.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

the lake has flooded in may and it is still flooded . most of the trail is messed up or underwater. you can still get to the cemetery but thats about it.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Beautiful site the cemetery was interesting the trail at times was pretty rock have to really watch it and when I tracked the hike it took 3.4 miles and 2 and a half hours.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gorgeous views and well marked.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Definelty ranked as moderate. A fun hike with some very unique sites.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Small hike. This place has lots of history online at

Monday, October 24, 2016

Not too difficult, nice walk in the woods with lake views. Definitely wear bug spray and check for ticks!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

As a novice hiker at 61 yrs old, I took the Alison Cemetery Trail as an easy introduction. The trail itself was pleasant, (bug spray a must have) but seeing a 450 yr old cemetery being swallowed by rising lake water was, to me, a disgrace! I will never use this trail again.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

great views ,beautiful lake ,overall great hike

Sunday, April 24, 2016

nice views and beautiful lake overall great hike

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Amazing trail to walk. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, nice view of the lake. The cemetery is kinda neat, lots of old graves. Don't blink. There are plenty of photo opportunities. Don't blink, don't look away. Hope u enjoy the walk. I think it moved, don't blink!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This is a very easy and relaxing trail. The views of the lake are nice but not breathtaking. Alison Cemetery is wonderful in the fact that is old and sits right along the trail and lake. A white stone angel atop one of the graves is a bit unnerving but thrilling to see at the same time.

Walk this trail with a friend or partner and have a lovely, relaxing stroll.

3 months ago

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Saturday, September 03, 2016