Battlefield Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lexington, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



historic site

Battlefield Trail loops around the battlefield that was fortified by Union troops during the Battle of Lexington in 1861. Two interpretive signs explain the action that took place on the field. These signs are located at the beginning of the trail and just off the trail in the middle of the battlefield. The trail circles entrenchments built by Union soldiers to protect themselves from the enemy. The Southern soldiers rolled hemp bales up ravines from the Missouri River to overtake the Federals. These ravines, as well as the Missouri River, can be seen from the trail during months with little foliage on the trees.

2 months ago

Well maintained trail with informative plaques. Worth doing when traveling in the area.