Hinkson Creek Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles
390 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



partially paved



wild flowers


Sunday, September 03, 2017

I wish more of this was paved because only part is, so you cooooould take a stroller but can't cuz of the gravel. But it's nice and pretty and well maintained:)

trail running
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A nice little trail to walk or to run.

road biking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

I ride this trail about once a week. All the construction is done now. The section from Old 63 on is paved, otherwise it's gravel. In winter count on it being muddy, as the ground freezes a few inches deep and prevents draining.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I usually go off of the main walking trail and do an actual hiking trail. If you walk quickly, you can finish it in about 30-40min. If you park at the lot off of Grindstone, instead of going over the bridge onto the main walking trail, there is a slight path in the grass to the left before you get to the bridge. This is the hike that I enjoy most at this location. The first fork in the trail I always turn left.

trail running
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Currently runs just off Providence Rd (behind Mizzou Arena) to Old 63 Hwy (about a half mile south of Stadium). The bridge near Rock Quarry Rd is under construction currently, and they are under construction to add a section to the Old 63 end that will cross under Old 63 to the Grindstone Nature Park (and beyond?). Mostly gravel, and winds through some woods and near Hinkson Creek, and contains a few bridges. Can get muddy in some areas from rainfall.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

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trail running
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Friday, June 14, 2013