Drover's Trail

EASY 7 reviews
#2 of 5 trails in

Drover's Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mindenmines, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no shade

no dogs

Drover's Trail starts by crossing a small stream that is frequented by prairie wildlife. The trail continues up a hill where the rolling prairie can be viewed and hikers can imagine how the cowboys felt as they watched the prairie grasses sway in the wind. Bison frequently roam this area of the Park ***A small loop of .25 miles is accessible in a wheelchair or stroller. Bison frequently roam this area.***

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail, I always love seeing the bison. The number of ticks this spring (2017) was ridiculous; even though saturated with repellent, my husband and I removed over 100 ticks on each of us during our trek across the plain! Because of this, we prefer this hike in the fall and winter. The staff at the visitor's center are always great, and the restrooms spotless.

5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Monday, September 05, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Be ready for bison. Got stuck between two herds and could not cross the path safely for a while, but that really is not common. Over all a good trail, flat with few creek crossings and watch for bison dong. But maps describing the trails are confusing.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Prairie trails are a special hiking experience. personally I preffer winter or spring for best scenery. Anything but boring as most suppose for the spacious panorama's, for theever changing scenery and for the wildlife