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Best trails in Troy

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Looking for a great trail near Troy, Missouri? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castlewood State Park or Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Weldon Spring Conservation Area or Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Troy ranging from 0.9 to 3.8 miles and from 551 to 685 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Troy
Top trails (14)
#1 - Lincoln Lakeside Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Note: As of August 2020, a section of this trail (beach trail) is closed off due to overgrowth. This trail cannot be completed as a loop but can be done as an out and back. Following the enire shoreline of Lincoln Lake, is frequently used by fishermen. During the summer, a good display of wildflowers can be found between the trail and the edge of the lake. Hikers may enter the trail at either the boat launch ramp or swimming beach. Show more
#2 - Cuivre River Trail Loop
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Clear water spring, bluff views. The trail head for Big Sugar Creek Trail is located on the west side of the park road, midway between Camp Derricotte and Camp Sherwood Forest. The trail traverses much of the Big Sugar Creek Wild Area, including Sugar Bluff, a bottomland forest along Big Sugar Creek. The trail also passes through steep fern- and moss-covered hollows dissecting the watershed. The trail is open to hikers throughout, and to equestrians on the southern half. Overnight camping on the trail is permitted in designated spots for groups of seven or more, whereas smaller groups may camp anywhere at least 100 yards off the trail.Show more
#3 - Frenchmans Bluff Trail Loop
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
This popular trail begins and ends near the west side of the picnic shelter. The trail follows Geode Creek for a short distance before winding up a hill and emerging on top of Frenchman's Bluff. The 120-foot-high bluff, formed in Burlington limestone, offers outstanding vistas of the Cuivre River valley. After continuing along the bluff for approximately half a mile, the trail returns to the picnic shelter.Show more
#4 - Big Sugar Creek Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Big Sugar Creek Trail traverses the northern part of Big Sugar Creek Wild Area and the Lincoln Hills Natural Area, crossing two small tributary valleys of Big Sugar Creek. From keyhole bluff along the southwestern portion of the trail, users can look down on a section of the gravel bottom, Ozark-like creek. The northern part of the trail goes through open woodland, which is being restored to its original character by the use of prescribed burns.Show more
#5 - Lone Spring Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Lone Spring Trail consists of two three mile loops, one north and one south of hwy KK. The trail is named for a perennially flowing spring the emerges in the valley at the base of a ridge. The northern portion of Lone Springs Trail, which is open to hikers and backpacker only, loops through Northwoods Wild Area and crosses Big Sugar Creek, a designated state natural area. The southern loop of this trail is particularly nice in the spring when the dogwood and wild flowers are in bloom. Show more
#6 - Cuivre River Trail South Loop
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
#7 - Blackhawk Point Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
From Missouri Trails website: After leaving the trailhead at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) stone shelter, Blackhawk Point Trail travels down to meet up with Cuivre River Trail before climbing to the top of Frenchman’s Bluff. The trail follows Cheatham Road for 1.75 miles and then heads back into the woods toward Blackhawk Point on Frenchman’s Bluff. This point offers a remote and spectacular view of the Cuivre River valley. The trail follows Frenchman’s Bluff for about three miles, offering scenic views along the route. The trail shares tread with Cuivre River Trail and the bike trail remains on the road along areas especially close to the bluff. It returns to the Geode Creek valley and heads along a portion of Hamilton Hollow before ending at the CCC shelter. Since this trail shares tread with Cuivre River and Hamilton Hollow trails and White connector 1, a portion is blazed in green, red and white. White connectors 2 and 3 provide access to the south loop of Cuivre River Trail.Show more
#8 - Blazing Star Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 50 m
After heading through a wooded creek valley, the trail enters an open expanse of tallgrass prairie. It then alternates between wooded savanna and open prairie, until the loop returns through the creek valley and back up to the parking lot.Show more
#9 - Old Schoolhouse Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
The Old Schoolhouse Trail receives its name from the foundation of an early 1900s one-room schoolhouse that can be seen along the trail. The loop trail provides a spectacular view of Lake Lincoln as it shares a path with Lakeside Trail. Along the way, the trail crosses several park roads, makes use of an old service road and passes through Camp Cuivre.Show more
#10 - Turkey Hollow Trail
Cuivre River State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
Turkey Hollow Trail begins and ends at the sugar creek valley overlook. The first part of the trail passes through aan old field before entering a nice upland forest wit many large oak trees. It then crosses a bridge over a small valley and loops around the point of a ridge before heading back toward the overlook tower. Show more
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