Thousand Hills Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kirksville, Missouri that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.
Thousand Hills Trails natural surface and route through hilly, rugged wooded terrain make it popular with mountain bikers. The trail passes through and along savanna restoration units and at times along Forest Lake. The trip can be shortened or lengthened by accessing white connector 1 (.70 mile) and white connector 2 (1 mile).
I like how convenient it is to Kirksville and it's pretty well marked. It's nice for training distance runs because there are mile markers every 0.5 miles so you can plan exactly how far you want to run before turning around.
Backpacked 5 miles into the remote site, backpacked out this morning. gorgeous trail long the lake. The east half is prettiest if you're only doing one part. The remote sites is beautiful. filtered water out if the pond, there's a cool cave at that site.
Trail was not maintained at all. Backcountry campsite was nice. Typical Missouri trail. Lots of weeds and trees. Not too many scenic areas. Will not be coming back
Super rainy the entire way, but couldn't have picked a better place to have my first solo overnight trip!