Thousand Hills Trail

HARD 12 reviews

Thousand Hills Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kirksville, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

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.

17 days ago

Not marked well . The camping spot is not marked well and it is on the side of a hill . The lake is beautiful
Trail is nice a lot of wild life if you plan to camp use a hammock not a tent .

trail running
Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

backpacking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Super rainy the entire way, but couldn't have picked a better place to have my first solo overnight trip!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

recorded lake trail

Sunday, May 07, 2017

backpacking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 29, 2015