Explore the most popular trail running 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.

road biking
16 hours 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
16 hours 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
16 hours ago

This is a very nice place to ride, a few hills to manage, and it could be a little longer. perfect for evening walks. or jog. However it is nice and smooth, and large portion is shaded.

Very interesting rock formations. Just a couple of areas where it’s hard to tell where the trail goes. In those cases, the app is handy with a downloaded map because cell coverage is spotty.

Excellent hike to get out of the city. I hike this a few time a year.

Beautiful area! The trails are not very long but the hills a very steep, so you get a great workout in a short distance. The trails are paved, but in steep areas it is still a good idea to be cautious. Lots of wildlife to see and the nature center is pretty cool too.

Trails have been marked with signs, making navigation of the area so much easier. Solid moderate hike that does require paying close attention to your surroundings to remain on trail. Be sure to grab a map of area at trail head.

Would be really nice in warmer weather when it greens up. Trail is not clearly marked in some areas. Awesome ending.

Excellent trail hike. Elevation drops a bit as you near the falls which is the most difficult part of the hike. Go after a recent rain event or in the wet season to see the falls in all their glory.

Beautiful trail. not super kid friendly, kids need to be monitored as there are many bluffs, drop offs, and steep declines/inclines on rocky/rooty trails. watch for copperheads in summer and fall, afterall you are hiking in their backyard. very easy to go off trail. download trail map, spotty service in some areas.

The trail was beautifully maintained with a wide walking path for the most part. If it was summer, you would not have much cover as most of the path is out in the open. We really appreciated the clean restrooms at the trailhead!
My only concern was the total lack of signs. Once you began there were numerous choices and absolutely no way of picking which direction was the listed 5.2 Moreau Creek Trail. Many times there were three ways you could go, two indicated horse trails but never was there a marked hiking trail. It was very confusing and had I not had this app I might still be on the trail

2 days ago

It was a well marked trail and very relaxing; however, it wasn’t a moderate difficulty it was closer to an easy.

Nice walk with the family... Keep an eye out for turkeys, and deer...

Phenomenally beautiful trail with many waterfalls and geological formations.

Hike this trail quite a bit, as it's close to my house. Several different options based on length and skill level. One of my favorite places close to the city.

3 days ago

Nice view from the bluff just past halfway down. This is an off-road vehicle trail.

4 days ago

Quick and easy trail when you need to kill some time. There were other trails as well I could have explored if I had the time. Four stars only because the marking seems random (luckily the trail was clear) and the only cool thing to see was the Gibson Spring.

Yes, I will run it again.

Great trail!

This seems like a joke. They aren’t even real trails, trashy, homeless camps, and constant visual of the roads....Do t waste your time.

This place has something for everyone. Great scenery, great inclines with a few switch backs, partially paved, partially natural, water, picnic tables, pavilions; I could go on and on. I love this trail!

The map isn’t correct on this trail. My son and I hiked it yesterday 3/18/18. This is a short 1.75 mile loop that is a part of the 8 mile lake view trail at the state park. This is an easy walk on a well worn trail. What’s shown on the map is just actually part of the Lake View trail.

Awesome hike. The land bridge makes this well worth it, but hiking along the low river was also nice. There would be difficult areas to cross the river after heavy rainfall, but this is an exemplary short hike.

Amazing place! Looking forward to a spring hike once the weather warms. Beautiful, tranquil, lush and rugged. Ideal place for photography!

Nice little hike with some elevation, but not much in the way of views. Trail was marked with signs and easy to follow. It was a bit muddy, but nothing you can't easily maneuver around. The trail has you go clockwise, which puts the creek views near the end of the hike.

Great trail to take the family. We loved all of it! Gorgeous sand and views.

Loved this!! I went from Rocky Falls to the mill and back. Didn’t see any horses but plenty of manure. Also elk droppings. Be sure to take a pic of the flyer before heading out. Several times around the open field areas I lost the trail. The paper gives you things to look for along the way. It was so pretty.

6 days ago

It was a fun trail to hike but me and my son kept getting off the trails because of the other trails if we did not have the app wen would have been lost.

had good experience.
its good for walk as as for bicyclers

Great paved trail. We had the little niece and nephews with us and they could easily walk it with us.

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