Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Historic Site Walk

EASY 14 reviews

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Historic Site Walk is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hillsboro, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.2 miles
0 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly







Sandy Bridge Covered Bridge is a picturesque historic bridge preserved in a nice park setting. Informational Kiosks describe construction and history of covered bridges in Missouri. It is a short walk in the park to the bridge and back. Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis. John H. Morse built Sandy Creek Covered Bridge using the Howe-truss design, named for William Howe. Howe patented his design in 1840, which featured the use of vertical rods to draw wooden members tight against the top and bottom of the bridge. Three of the four remaining covered bridges in Missouri were built using the Howe-truss design, including Sandy Creek, Burfordville and Locust Creek covered bridges.

6 months ago

Nice walk. Not really much hiking but rated higher do to scenic views and picnic areas. Great stop if in area to have picnic. There are two trails that aren't very long that trail the creek.

8 months ago

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I like to hike and walk trails. There aren't't any walking trails here it is more of a day use area. Otherwise it's a really nice place

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Beautiful bridge. Kid had fun. Trails kinda split off and just end in certain places but was enjoyable walking around with the kiddo.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

An easy short hike along the creek. A picturesque setting with a historical perspective.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I grew up going to Sandy Creek! ❤️

Saturday, August 31, 2013

One of only four surviving covered bridges in MO. This is the best preserved and nice setting with the surrounding park. Worth the visit when in the area.

9 months ago

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sunday, October 06, 2013