Explore the most popular historic site 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.

I really like the trail, the history, and the grand staircase! Just make sure to follow the map on here because it was really easy to get confused.

The trail marked here on the app isn’t what exactly what you get. I was told by some guys clearing brush that I was on private property. Oops.

This is a beautiful area, the walk up to cemetery is a little strenuous, but my 70 yr old man can do it. It’s slippery in the rain. There are 2 benches on the way up, for those who want to just chillout. With the Mill and the river too, it makes this a lovely walk.

The only sign was something like "trail parking." The rest was a guessing game. Somehow we ended up on the main road but if we had extra time, we would have explored more. Signs, however, definitely would have helped. Still plan to go back to try to find the rest of the trail (where the historic site and steps are).

The trail would have been awesome (including a really cool cemetery). With that said the trail seems that it has not, and is not, being maintained. Many downed trees, tons of debris from flooding (I assume). We were the only ones on the trail for its entirety. Nice lake views, but a bit of a guessing game from marker to marker. I’m an experienced hiker so wasn’t bad for me, but hiker beware and be prepared.

Fairly easy historical walk. Great scenery. Heavy infestations of Copperheads. Really need to watch where you step.

Nice trail.. NOT USER FRIENDLY... SIGN NOT VERY CLEAR... Will definitely do it again when I have more time.... I seen the Forts and Steps.. I DIDN'T do the steps this time BUT NEXT TIME THE STEPS IS A MUST !!!!! #Fun and Fitness with Miss B @stlhappyhourfitness

Great trail for beginners. The middle section is steep but not horribly so. You will most likely have the trail to yourself.

First time on this trail and I found it enjoyable. The section along the creek is beautiful and the posted signs tell about the different sites. After the mill the trail could be marked better, but the walk through the cornfield was nice. An excellent place to get out and see.

worst maintained trail I've ever seen. We spend most of our time trying to find our way to markers. We had two small children with four adults. We had to climb over trees and walk through washed up wood from the flood.

walking
1 month ago

ruff root covered paths, bridges in disrepair but one good bench passed the cascade.

Beautiful forest scenery, packed with wildlife and the sounds of nature

great trail majestic views a hidden gem

Was a beautiful trail. If your new to the area this is a great trail to get out to; cold water creek is really nice and feeds to the Missouri River from right there. Have fun!

This portion of the trail near the Mississippi River in Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is an easy paved bike/hike/walk trail from the Boardwalk parking area to the Confluence Point. There is a more primitive trail that extends back along the river bank from the confluence point. It does not appear to be "official", but instead appears to be a trail blazed by fishermen. The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is an interesting geographical and historical site to see.

Beautiful park! takes you back in time.

backpacking
2 months ago

nice trail with great views and kids love it

nature trips
2 months ago

short photogenic walk

Beautiful, easy trail right on the river.

Great local trail somewhat downgraded for consistency in marking the trail

walking
2 months ago

Towne Park is located just north of Wentzville off of Highway 61. It is a pleasant mixture of prairie and woods. The approximately 8' wide, 1.1 mile asphalt-paved trail offers a nice, fairly level all-weather place for walking, running, and biking.

This loop trail takes you around a central prairie field with woods on the outer side. The are also several earthen interconnected spur trails through the woods that you can add to increase distance to your walk and create a more hiking-like feel to your visit.

Near the parking area are two playgrounds for children, a pavilion, a pond, and a modern vault toilet facility. The park is nice for families and well maintained by St Charles County. It is also dog friendly but requires a leash.

I might add the the name Towne Park comes from the family that donated the land rather than meaning that this is some sort of town park.

Nice trail.

walking
2 months ago

Very nice well kept great short walk for young kids to enjoy

sloops, lake, deer

walking
3 months ago

This is an awesome paved trail through prairie and woods. There are two small ponds where we caught little bluegills and sunfish on every cast. There are two playgrounds - one with slides and what you expect- the other is a nature learning area. If you are pushing a stroller, this is a great walking and play place.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail, my daughter and I hike it often.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little place to take the kids or go for a walk. I struggle with finding good places to hike in he Kansas City area so this will do in a pinch. My 2 year old had a great time. One part of the trail goes right up next to a busy street, separated by just a thin layer of trees, so it’s not the most “nature-y” or secluded/remote by any means but still nice. Did find quite a bit of trash which is very disappointing.

This short hike features several historic signs telling the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and explaining the importance of the River Landing to the development of Arrow Rock. The Missouri River shifted its course away from the road and landing in the early 1800s, leaving the town "high and dry."

The Lewis and Clark Trail of Discovery starts from a parking lot on River Road (also signed as 2nd Street) north of the historic town of Arrow Rock and follows a levee along the Missouri River. The trail features several interpretive signs along the way on cultural and natural history. The end of the hike features a great view of the Missouri River. The trail passes through the Jameson Island Unit of the Big Muddy National Refuge. This area was once a field for growing corn and soybeans, but was turned into the wildlife refuge after the flood of 1993.

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