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Confluence Point Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Alton, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


partially paved



wild flowers


NOTE: As of May 2020, users have reported that the road is partially closed due to flooding. Please check the park website before visiting.

1 month ago

We drove out to it today and it was closed ... if this happens to you then visit Coral Island and the Big Muddy Reserve like we did. We saw Indigo Bunting and the sweet smell of spring flowers in the air! I’m sure it will open soon as the flooded damp clay ground was starting to crack from drying.

1 month ago

Road closed due to flooding on 5/16/20. We should have called ahead to check.

Mon Jan 07 2019

Super easy and short. This is a weather dependent hike and you can call to find out if the confluence is open because of flooding.

Sat Jul 21 2018

This is one of those parks where you drive and drive and drive until you think maybe you missed it or it doesn't exist, but it does, finally. There was a nice area by the very minimal parking that had information on the park. The hike is short but the confluence area is like nothing else you can see on a hike. Very cool, kids loved it, grown ups loved it. Highly recommended.

Mon Nov 13 2017

Flat paved or gravel trail along a levee. Lots of wildlife but otherwise not too exciting. We didn't get to hike the most interesting part of the Confluence Trail which winds through woods - we will go back and do that. Parts were under water which meant we had to track back a few times. If you don't have enough time to hike all the way to the confluence, don't start at the visitor center - drive to a closer parking lot.

8 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

Sun Jan 21 2018