Trying to find the best Missouri trails? AllTrails has 758 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Ozark National Scenic Riverway or around St. Louis, Kansas City or Columbia we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Missouri state park trails, check out Castlewood State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Weldon Spring Conservation Area near Defiance or Swope Park near Kansas City. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 423 easy trails in Missouri ranging from 0.6 to 78.7 miles and from 288 to 1,771 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

dogs on leash

walking

forest

kid friendly

nature trips

views

trail running

bird watching

wildlife

river

wild flowers

camping

mountain biking

lake

horseback riding

fishing

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

road biking

paved

waterfall

backpacking

cave

partially paved

dog friendly

paddle sports

no dogs

historic site

beach

city walk

rails trails

scenic driving

cross country skiing

Missouri Map
VIEW FULL MAP

I love this trail! It use to feel much safer. It is still an awesome trail with great views of the city and river! I would say it's worth it.

hiking
muddy
16 hours ago

hiking
muddy
17 hours ago

A great work out!! Took the loop counterclockwise. The trail for the most part was easy to follow, even being snow covered. Be careful around around the creeks towards the bottom, you could lose the trail there.

hiking
19 hours ago

About as memorable as a bologna sandwich, but if a flat, paved half hour stroll is your thing, I suppose you could do worse!

hiking
snow
23 hours ago

This trail starts off pretty smooth from the go. You'll be on the OT for about half of it. I saw a BT marker at 0.5Mi and didn't see the next one until 2Mi. You'll find this to be the theme. The blazes appear every .5 to 1.5 miles. If you attempt this in the snow, be prepared to deal with constant slippage as this trail is very incline decline centric. You're basically going to be walking along the sides of the mountains in Mark Twain, which means lots of up down up down and a seemingly endless amount of up

There's a few water sources along the trail and an out at about 16 Miles where the Brazil Trail Head is. This is a pretty strenuous hike. Good luck, and plan ahead.

Love this trail!

hiking
2 days ago

I have walked this countless times, always enjoyable

hiking
3 days ago

Enjoyed the natural bridge feature and taking photos as I hiked.

hiking
3 days ago

This trail was well taken care of and a joy for my whole family. The cave and small creek with waterfall were definitely highlights.

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome first time experience. As a new MO resident I obtained a good amount of local history from the information plaques.

hiking
3 days ago

Narrow stairs but beautiful views.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

This was my first time doing this trail, and it was great! Very peaceful, as I only saw two other people and one coyote during the 2 hours on the trail. There was lots of snow off the trail and some ice on the trail, but it wasn’t too difficult to get through.

great hike

One of my favorite trails for variety and views, but the trail is beat up really bad. Not sure if there are plans to repair it. Be careful of slippery mud sections during thaw or severely uneven path when frozen.

hiking
3 days ago

I walk this trail often with my dog and kids. Nice and relaxing scenery. Not difficult as it’s very flat. As a bonus you can see the miniature train when it’s in season.

hiking
snow
3 days ago

little Frozen and crunchy but otherwise nice

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Went back with a group of friends to hike the entire length of the trail. This trail is precisely 14.5 miles. The last surprise 1.3 miles were like adding 10 miles. That being said, I love this trail, it is well marked, well maintained and challenging BUT it is NOT 13.2 miles

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

Trail is poorly marked several places, especially the fields where the signs are confusing.

Nice trail. Even with two inches of fresh snow, it was easy to find and stay on the trail. Lots of markers pointing out interesting things to see. Nice place to pack a picnic lunch.

hiking
5 days ago

Perfect trail to take children on. Mine love it.

The trail winds and loops through a short leaf pine and cedar forest for the majority of the trail. There are a couple of waterfalls and some rocky bluffs along the streams, including a rock overhang that was big enough to sit under and take a break. We hiked it with a few inches of fresh snow and it felt like being in the mountains as you walked through the pine trees. GPS showed it to be around 10.4 miles and it took about 4 hours to hike. This was an enjoyable trail.

This is a neat place to hike. It looks like there are quite a few places where you can go down other out and back trails to get a little more distance in.

great family trail and day out.

Sandwiched between the Ruth Park Golf course and the asian restaurant strip on Olive, Ruth Park Wood can be accessed from both the McKnight and 81st Street sides. The River Des Peres runs parallel with a portion of the trail.

The trail has a gravel base and is shaded by some nice mature tree species. There are several benches and many informative tree markers along the trail as well as a picnic shelter. Unfortunately trail maintenance can use some effort and the wood’s ground is overrun with euonymus.

It’s a nice short hike and possibly a good birding hotspot during migration season. I have often seen many interesting species while playing the adjacent golf course.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail with lots of variety from bluffs to miniature waterfalls in the creek beds. It does get a bit muddy and slick in spots after the rain, so wear appropriate footwear.

trail running
muddy
7 days ago

Started in eureka today and got off at visitors centered and looped back on the road. Would have been fine for hiking but to muddy to run. 65 degrees was nice

hiking
7 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful lake views. I go fairly often and I’ve never run into any other hikers. It’s a simple and quick hike.

Beautiful hike! If you love Missouri outdoors then you will like this hike. Nothing about it is boring. There are views, creeks, waterfalls and wildlife all around. We did all 7 miles in about two and a half hours, the signs say it will take six and a half hours but I can’t imagine how. There are parts with steep inclines and declines but overall it an easy to moderate trail that is well maintained and easy to follow. I can’t wait to do it again!

A real pretty day hike.

Load More