Lost Hill Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Robertsville, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
This is my workout every morning with my faithful companion, Chester. Plenty of peaks and valleys to get your heart pumping - can easily be done in 45 minutes at a fairly steady pace. Lots of beautiful sites and wildlife scurrying around. The oxbow slough is my absolute favorite area of this trail - just beautiful. In the spring, the East side of the trail smells delightful thanks to a nice stand of Ohio Buckeyes. A well maintained trail - my husband and I volunteer our time to help maintain it. Tack on the Spice Bush Trail and you have a solid 5K hike/walk/run. This is Missouri, so fair warning, if you are running keep your eyes cast down for the rocky areas. :)
Lost Hill Trail winds through the only uplands in the park. “Lost Hill” received its name from the upland hill that has been detached from other ridges or uplands by erosion. The woodlands along the trail contain a mix of plants adapted to the dry rocky soils as well as areas with more lush vegetation. Hiking the north side of the trail provides an excellent view of an old oxbow slough of Calvey Creek, and extend down into the bottomlands surrounded by pawpaw trees. The two trailheads provide a great connection between the campground and Spicebush Trail.