Blazing Star Trail

EASY 14 reviews
#5 of 10 trails in

Blazing Star Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Troy, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

After heading through a wooded creek valley, the trail enters an open expanse of tallgrass prairie. It then alternates between wooded savanna and open prairie, until the loop returns through the creek valley and back up to the parking lot.

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15 days ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

enjoyable, easy hike

7 months ago

8 months ago

Nice easy hike - a lot of the area looked like it had been burned not sure if it was a controlled burn or a natural burn or maybe something else but it was a pretty good hike overall.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike. Variety of terrain. Next time I will do after a rain. Most the creeks were dry

hiking
11 months ago

Friday, October 30, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

cross country skiing
Friday, June 05, 2015

Nice mix of prairie and forest. Wildflowers should be plentiful over next few weeks. Trail is very overgrown in places. Be sure to wear tick repellant.

hiking
Friday, May 23, 2014

Enjoyable hiking trail, great way to experience Missouri woodland and prairie. Easy to complete in less than an hour at a steady pace and still enjoy scenery.

hiking
Friday, May 31, 2013

Pleasant hike; best for a wide variety of ecosystems and to view results of prescribed burns. Small streams, open woodland and prairie. Watch signs carefully; the trail loops in a couple of places and it is easy to follow a loop twice.