Boardwalk Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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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
6 feet

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.

24 days ago

The Boardwalk Trail is an easy but interesting hike in Pershing State Park. It was unusually hot when we visited (95 degrees), leaving most of the water levels low or totally gone, unfortunately. I would have liked to visit earlier in the Spring or in the Fall, when the water levels would be higher. We saw a grey catbird and many squirrels, but not much wildlife outside of that. We did see plenty of fungus and florals.

3 months ago

Easy but well maintained

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.

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.