Explore the most popular road biking 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.

Great views and so peaceful.

Great trail, but when we got back from our ride, my truck was broken into and my wallet and wife’s purse were stolen. (Nothing was in plain sight, I also have dark tinted windows so nothing can be seen in truck)

hiking
8 days ago

A fine, paved trail through beautiful woods and along rock faces. Lots of locals use it for biking, jogging, and dogs, and you'll see families of all ages out there in the evenings. The paved trail follows a creek, which follows a railroad, which is right on the edge of Hannibal, so you're never far from the sound of vehicles, and unfortunately there is some degree of debris at either end of the trail.

The loop marked by Shannon Street on the map is actually a second walking path, no fear of motorized vehicles. If you take that route, you will pass by grand limestone caves, the very ones which inspired the cave scenes in Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"! These caves all have special gates to keep people out but let the native bats come and go freely.

I went out on May 9th about 1 hour before sunset in hopes of seeing bats. But I was informed the big swarms are only in the Fall. So I didn't see any groups emerging from the caves, but I did spy a few flitting around the treetops.

9 days ago

Flat easy with multiple stops for traffic. Nice views. Will repeat.

Great paved trail through Fulton.

walking
13 days ago

Very nice trail, although heavily populated in areas. Be aware if you take this trail, there are multiple runners, walkers, and bikers that use this along with families.

Love this trail so beautiful everyone is so nice
Only negative is it gets very crowded

walking
17 days ago

Nice path here, one thing I really like about this park is how nature and manmade structures work together. The overpass of Page Avenue is actually pretty stunning and doesn't detract from the natural beauty of Creve Coeur Lake. There are offshoots of this path where you can get away from the constant hustle & bustle. Trail courtesy doesn't really exist here as you get too many new people on the trail that don't understand walk-right / pass-left. It's not my favorite spot due to the insane amount of traffic, but if I'm looking to get outdoors and want to stay close to home it's a viable option. Bootlegger's Run nearby is a much better choice in my opinion.

walking
20 days ago

Great Trail

road biking
21 days ago

I combined this trail with the Platte Landing and English Landing Loop for a combined roadbike loop of 15.5 miles. There is ample parking at the West Trail head. From the East Trailhead you can extend your ride another mile by taking Argosy Casino Parkway east to EH Young Park. There is drinking water at the park if you need to refill.

hiking
21 days ago

It was clean but a little boring just walking. I walked about an hour into the trail then turned around and went back. This would be fun if you went biking with friends.

walking
23 days ago

Quick getaway and worth the trip

hiking
28 days ago

Nice views of the lake and the old rock quarry. Wide trail that is well maintained for easy walking or bike riding.

just opened app and it looks like a well put together app. can't wait too put it too use. thanku.

I’ve walked these trails over and over again due to their proximity to home. Love the quiet time and taking pictures along the trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Found this place by accident. Became a favorite when I lived near by.

This trail starts with a very nice parking lot with clean, nice bathrooms. There is a very well done Memorial also close to parking lot. The bridge takes you right down to the river and it has wide paved trail. The views of the tankers passing by is really pretty cool. The trail is all paved or has cobblestones. There is a longer trail that continues through the park which I seen several deer at.
I really enjoyed it! I will definitely be back!

We did not realize upon making the drive to Ava that this is a scenic drive and not actually a hiking trail like we thought. Oops! It might be good for the Glade Top Run held every year or even biking, but we should've done some research first. It was a pretty drive.

hiking
1 month ago

Flat, easy walk around a beautiful state park.

I used my fitness bike to ride this combination of two trails (Cabin Fever Trail & Anita Gorman Trail). The trail is paved and wide and follows the shoreline of the lake. I started at the Cabin Fever Trailhead at the south end and rode to the Anita Gorman Trailhead at the north end, then returned. My Garmin device showed it as 17.5 miles out and back.

walking
1 month ago

Great place to walk, run or bike.

Love this trail. It is paved but then you can go farther down river that is more hiking type.

awesome trails...... alot to choose from ......bathrooms on site....... you could easily get in 15 miles of hiking in a day here...... handicap accessible also.......

Perfect for walks and bike rides! Not any big hills for biking. The trail is awesome by the lake. There is also more of a forest feel in some parts than others. There are geocaches in the area and if you time the light just right, Longview is a great place to take pictures!

road biking
1 month ago

I used this wide, paved trail for the first time biking from my home near Liberty, MO to my son's home, which is west of I-29 and south of Hwy 152, which is about a 17 mile one way trip. This part of the city has a number of bike friendly streets and this trail connects nicely with them providing safe biking for a 5 mile stretch adjacent Hwy 152. The trail is situated between the highway and residential areas or open fields. You will hear highway noise on most of the trail, but it doesn't really detract from the enjoyment of the pleasant corridor. There are trees bordering much of the trail so when the leaves are on, there should be plenty of shade. Where the trail intersects major streets, there are traffic lights and crosswalks. The west end of the trail provides access to a outdoor shopping center with restaurants.

road biking
1 month ago

Another Great Missouri State Park. it has so much to offer, we take visiting family members and friends out to see this place and try to schedule a tour of the mill, along with forcing the to either ride bikes around the lake or a nice walk around it. just long enough to get everyone breathing in some fresh air. However i stayed the night one night back in July of 2017, and I was sitting on picnic table having a snack and i had a fire in the pit, when all of the sudden I heard what sounded like a bobcat scream, when I jumped up to see just what the heck just happened. and it was two raccoons fighting just on the other side of the picnic table in was trying to have a snack. I was sleeping in a tent that night also. I couldn't hardly sleep there were raccoons creeping around all night. Then morning rolled around and i was gathering stuff to pack up, there was one in the bed of my truck and had been chewing on my cooler, trying to rip me off, then he was reluctant to get out. I had sprayed insect repellent around when I first got there. I would have thought that would kinda keep those guys away to. Nope.

road biking
1 month ago

I will start off with saying,"there isn't a trail around Smithville lake thst isn't worthy of going to see."
All the trails link together and can be a bit confusing at first. Trails are aging. but they are doing a great job at keeping them in good shape. I recommend these trails to anyone, they provide alot of shade as well as open areas, thst on most days, you'll be able to get a good breeze blowing across the lake. some days you'll appreciate it other days it will be your worst nightmare. Come on out and see for yourself, trails just don't get much better than these.

road biking
1 month ago

This place is great. It has a small but interesting museum, a restaurant, a treehouse built on the show Treehouse Masters, a souvenir shop, and a learning center in addition to the trail. It is pricy to check it all out, though. $10 to get in and $10 to walk (it is more money to bike ride). It is a tourist attraction, so it’s not an exclusive walking/biking trail. They do tram rides, Segway tours, fly fishing, and lots of other things. I’m fortunate enough to be a local, so I have a season pass. I go to the park very often, and since I bring my own bike, it’s free. If you live nearby, and would visit enough, a season pass is definitely the best option. The trail is paved and has been updated and worked on after last year’s flood in April. It is mostly a smooth bike ride, and if you don’t stop much, it’s about an hour ride. I believe that there are a few short, unpaved trails that go through the woods that you can hike on. There are a lot of cool waterfalls and caves to see. There might still be a brochure that has some history on those marked spots. I would recommend checking it out if you don’t mind paying $20. It’s a really great family place and all the people who work there are very nice. Sometimes it can be very crowded, so plan your time there beforehand.

Great walking path. do wish that there are Trail markers so you know how far you've gone.

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