Audubon Trails Nature Center Loop

EASY 11 reviews

Audubon Trails Nature Center Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rolla, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, nice paths and birds. Although the lack of rain was evident in the creek beds it didn’t take away from the peaceful experience. The abundance of yellow finches flying in the meadows was like a dream. The bathroom at the trail head was clean and nicely maintained also.
My only request would be that the trails were better marked. Will definitely return in the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m affiliated with the organization that owns the nature center. That said, this is a wonderful gem of a trail due to the number of ecosystems it passes through. It mostly consists of a north and south loop divided by a creek (although there is a paved portion of the trail near the parking lot that is wheelchair accessible). Each loop has a cut off trail if you don’t feel like walking the entire loop.

The south loop passes through mostly deciduous and Shortleaf pine forest and is well blazed. It is more of a workout than the north loop since it has steeper ascents and descents.

The north loop passes by a creek before circling the remnant prairie and savannah full of wild flowers and entering woodlands and passing by a glade. Birds are plentiful and demonstrate why this is a stop on The Great Missouri Birding Trail. A doe with a fawn stopped to stare at me just a few feet off this part of the trail. What a fun trail!

3 months ago

These trails are nice! Yellow Jackets have made themselves at home by the maps so please be careful!!!

3 months ago

These trails are off to a great start. I look forward to seeing the development of this area. I would recommend these loops for children and dogs.

hiking
5 months ago

Well maintained loop for a easy couple miles. Go hike !!!

walking
10 months ago

There are 3 easy scenic loops that all connect. The park is a combination of remnant prairie, open woodlands, savanna, pine forest and glade. Many different kinds of birds to be seen. Earth trails are easy to follow. There is one very short trail that is wheelchair accessible, although when I was there today the field it ran through was bulldozed down but still accessible just not pretty anymore.This is a sweet little get away within the city of Rolla.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago