Explore the most popular Camping trails in Missouri with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

I've been trying to hike this trail for awhile can't wait for it to open

on Devil's Kitchen Trail

1 day ago

Beautiful

camping
muddy
1 day ago

Trail was completely tore up by equestrians, no blazes and lots of falling debris blocking a path. over 7 miles of hike spent in mud at least 6 inches deep. However, a perfect red sunset followed by a full moon made for a great nights camp at the peak. 3-19 thru 3-20-19

This a great trail to use to feel like you earned the highpoint of Missouri. Recently finished it today and my feet feel destroyed. Took around 8 hours to complete the whole hike with breaks here and there. Trail is quite well marked and has constant gradual inclines and declines. Definitely would suggest bringing a good amount of snacks and maybe even a meal. Overall an excellent tough hike, but the experience is very rewarding.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike!! Love the falls!

This was a great trail, that was worth the drive from Jefferson City! I went mid March, it was a little bit muddy. Creeks were a bit high so I had to take socks and shoes off to cross them. Would recommend bringing a pair of flip-flops or sandals! You come up on the natural Bridge and a small, beautiful trickling water fall. You hear the creek almost the whole time your hiking! I think this would also be beautiful in the spring or fall. My dog had a blast playing in the sand and the beautiful clear water. On the drive there, GPS took me down a Marie’s county road which kind of felt like a trail, narrow and winding! I would recommend staying on the major blacktop roadway. Hope to come back and visit again.

phone died way before I finished this trail but it was my best trail yet!
it is definitely rocky, twisted my ankle a billion times and fell once.
also be ware of the arrows! we ended up follwing a trail that was not the trail we were suppose to be on and endes up on a fire line.
theres a lot of water crossings to do and hopping on rocks but its pretty easy.
took a lil over two hours but that was also with getting lost.

Bockmans Spring to Western Terminus

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail! easy to miss the turn off from Lone Wolf to the river trail so pay attention.
also if you hike here OR ANYWHERE! pick up your trash! it isn't that hard!!

Day 2 of a 3 day hike. McCormick Lake to Bockman’s Spring. Trail is not well marked. Definitely need a gps. Lots of water crossing! 8.5 miles

trail running
3 days ago

both loops are open and basically cleared of storm damage. you can really appreciate the power of the storm/tornado with seeing all the cleared and down trees along the trail. good hills and very runnable. good view of the river.

I have been hiking this for 30 years. Beautiful scenery over the park. Takes me about 15 minutes

I hike this trail often. 2-3 times /month. I prefer to hike from the end of the road to the nature center. Hike it more than once and try both ways to find your preference.

3/17/19. Was a beautiful sunny day with a breeze. Leaves are mostly dry but trail is soupy and muddy underneath in places and can be slick. Some minor trail maintenance needs, trees are down but nothing impassible. Apple Watch said the hike was 7.1 miles long. Great hike!!!

Day 1 of a 3 day hike. Greer’s Crossing to the Western Terminus. This hike was from Greer’s Crossing Recreation Area to McCormack Lake. Good hike, lot’s of beautiful views! Not too long of a hike. Great day hike!

backpacking
5 days ago

An ideal trail for a first-time backpacker. This trail is largely just a walk in the woods, but you do cross some nice rock formations and a nice overlook area. The section where you're walking through large pine trees might the highlight. The pickle creek crossing is a good objective for a day hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice river views

Really great trail, very clearly marked although we wondered why they used plastic ties for markings vs paint or another marking. Lots of ankle feel water crossings so wear boots. Natural tunnel was awesome

Nice trail, would be cooler if it wasn't paved. Lots of wildlife, never seen so many Blue Jays in one place before.

backpacking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

This is my absolute favorite place to hike/backpack. To me it's deepest attraction is that it is very rugged and wild. It definitely has a Lord of the Rings feel! haha You'll want to make sure to account for significantly longer than you normally would for this distance. If it rained recently you'll feel like you're hiking in a creek sometimes, but it will also mean Mina Sauk Falls will look extra spectacular. You do have to cross a couple decent size creeks as well.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

Amazing views of waterfalls! It was a pretty moderate trail

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

I would recommend this trail ! there are a couple spots you do have to cross a creek or two. could just be this year though due to large amount of rain and snow.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Love jetting up here for a quick 20 minute ride around the lake. Very scenic and almost always spot deer, geese, squirrels, etc. Trail gets a lot of foot traffic but I don’t see too many other bikers when I go. Really showy trail in the fall.

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

This trail was a challenge for me, but I am not a diehard hiker. Lots of hills and creek crossing. This hike was full of sights to see. You can expect to see hill, bluffs, cedar glades, creek bottoms, hardwood timber and water falls just to mention a few features. You may see some wildlife, but I wouldn't expect to an abundance. There is water along this route, but I would make certain to have a Sawyer or LifeStraw. Beautiful hike. I plan on going back in the fall and winter.

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this trail combination!!! It has the perfect combination of flat dirt/gravel trail, as well as challenging rocky hill climbs. The views are spectacular and there are TONS of creek and spring crossings. There are several awesome caves near the trail. I highly recommend this route! Beginning on the purple trail right off of the parking lot was best for us, since the purple is the most challenging part. We brought our lab and he had a blast.

trail running
6 days ago

5 mile trail if you follow the horse trail signs- can be up to 7ish if you add out and back side trails, good for running

mountain biking
muddy
6 days ago

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