Turkey Creek Nature Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Turkey Creek Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, 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.

1.7 miles
127 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



Turkey Creek Nature Trails is a 1.8 mile journey with dramatic views of the rolling hillside of Turkey Creek valley. Turkey Creek is a rocky stream surrounded with forested hills and spotty natural glades with good spring wildflowers.

26 days ago

Nice nature trail that is a stop on the Great Missouri Birding Trail. The mapped version on the app is an abbreviated version of the trail, as the actual trail is 3 miles in length. The trail mostly passes through forest and along creeks and ridge lines above creeks. The last quarter mile of the trail follows a gravel road.

There are several creek crossings where you may get your feet wet. Some nice rock features and bluffs can be seen next to the creeks. The highlight of the trail was the varied number of wildflowers, which were beautiful.

3 months ago

Excellent three mile loop. Crosses stream 6 times. Very well laid out. Do clockwise. Backpack camping allowed.

10 months ago

This was a really cool hike! Right now (August) all the water was very very low, so we managed to avoid getting wet at all. There were really cool places you could climb and so many unique sights to see. Also, there was like nobody there, which was really nice. The only thing negative was it wasn't marked well. There were arrows and letters, but we didn't know what any if it meant and there were arrows pointing in every direction so that didn't help at a fork in the road... There were way more trails the the "3 mile trail" they advertise. We ended up hiking about 4 miles because the trails were confusing. Which was fun, don't get me wrong! We had a baby on a schedule, so it was a little frustrating, but we made it back okay, it just took longer than expected. Will go back--and will prolly research the maps a little better so we know our way more.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great trail that goes through a lot of water. It was a nice hike in a hot summer day with lots of beautiful scenery. But seriously, be prepared to get wet.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fun trail, but even more fun if you're someone who likes to venture off the trail. Lots of streams with cool bluff lines to explore.

Monday, May 16, 2016

This is Three Creeks Conservation Area!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Nice trail. Some letter markers are missing but if you take the paper map with you, it's fine, follows right along the trail map. Arrows are ok.

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