Three Creeks Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Three Creeks Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashland, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
570 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding





wild flowers

Good spring wildflowers and spotty glades. Rocky streams.

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3 months ago

Map here and at trailhead is incorrect. great trail, pretty creek, best in fall less leaves. Easy to follow trail is well worn but poorly marked.

4 months ago

One of my favorite areas in central missouri

5 months ago

Fun trail.

6 months ago

6 months ago

My daughter and I hiked this last was a nice little trail down to the creek...Creek was pretty with the cave....we went back out the way we came just because the trail past the creek was hard to find and I remember another reviewer saying it was not marked

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This trail is a little hard to follow once it hits the creek and should really be hiked in the winter/fall due to vegetation growth. A couple of beautiful views and a swimming hike option as well. Beware it isn't marked at all. Have fun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great trail, not too overgrown and a perfect distance for beginning hikers. Can be ran, use caution due do rocks and roots. Not highly travelled. There is a creek crossing which is hard to cross with out getting wet, had to use a fallen tree to get across. Trail is well marked and shaded.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Three Creeks Conservation Area is a great place to hike a fairly easy 3-mile interpretive loop or some of the other 8 or so miles of trail. This weekend we hiked 15 miles on the property and saw three caves- Hunter's Cave, Spring Cave, and a third one we just happened upon, but it was large enough to walk into. The trail maps available online and at the site do not include all of the trails, so be sure to take your GPS device in case you get turned around! Beautiful bluffs and several creeks run through the area. The trails cross the creeks multiple times, so do plan to get your feet wet! Primitive camping is allowed and there are many great places to pitch a tent. Most of the trails are moderate. Lots of climbs that take you up and down around 200 feet of elevation multiple times. I've been many times and will continue to go back as each season brings new sights to see!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

If you ride or walk the trail down by the cave watch out for the itch weed. It is not pleasant for horses or people. Otherwise, I have enjoyed riding this trail on horseback, and the part meant only for hikers is nice too.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

I run here regularly. It's not a out and back trail. And this sights posted distance is also not correct. Linking ALL the trails you can get close to 8 miles out of it. Awesome trail! Something for everyone.

Saturday, April 09, 2016