Walter Woods Conservation Area Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Walter Woods Conservation Area Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Shoal Creek, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

historic site

Walter Woods Area trail is a paved trail looping through a forested area, a wetland area, a fishing lake and historic structures remaining from when this was a fish hatchery.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

I have been going to this park for years. It is not a hike, it is a light walk. Bird watchers love this path. Perfect for taking kids and dogs on. The trail is paved the whole way through. The "lake" is more of a pond and I believe is only used as a fishing education pond, and I think that recreational fishing is not allowed. An adult looking for exercise is going to have to run this trail, loop through several times, or both.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Walter Woods trails are well maintained. I was referred to the site while visiting Wildcat Glades Audubon visitor center. It is more of a walk than a hiking trail so I was disappointed from that regard. However it was a pleasant hike through the woods. It would be great for young kids.