Boardwalk Trail

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Boardwalk Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Laclede, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 13 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly







wild flowers

The 1.5 mile boardwalk trail begins at the old Cambria iron bridge and courses through bottomland forest, woody swamps, marshes and wet prairie land. An observation tower overlooks the largest wet prairie left in north Missouri of over a 1,000 acres as it skirts Locust Creek. The trail has been designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society.

4 years ago

Didnt care for walking on a boardwalk. Only used it to get to the Riparian trail. Moderate amount of traffic. Not much to look at.

5 years ago

Unique trail, a wooden boardwalk over a wetland area. Lots of signs of wildlife, spring flowers, and a big black snake. Worth a stop. Pershing state park is a nice setting, full for fee camping. Fishing and other things to do.