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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

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.

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2011

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.