Best trails in Missouri

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Trying to find the best Missouri trails? AllTrails has 912 great hiking trails, 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 Gateway Arch National Park or around Kansas City, St. Louis or Columbia we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Missouri state park trails, check out Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Weldon Spring Conservation Area near Defiance or Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 542 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!
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Map of trails in Missouri
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#1 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Lewis Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
This is the most scenic hike in the Metro St. Louis Area. Three sections of the trail pass by limestone cliffs and bluff escarpments where hikers enjoy a beautiful view of the Missouri River. These seShow more
#2 - Mina Sauk Falls Trail
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
This a fairly easy hike, although the trail is rocky in some areas. The Mina Sauk Falls is at the half way point. This trail also intersects with the Ozark Trail. The trail is well marked. Please noteShow more
#3 - Pickle Springs Natural Area
Pickle Springs Natural Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 59 m
Pickle Springs Natural Area: Trail through time was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974. It features unique rock outcroppings, wet weather creekcrossings, seasonal waterfalls, bluff overlooShow more
#4 - Whispering Pines Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
Whispering Pines Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile loop trail consisting of two loops: the north loop is approximately six miles long and the south loop is approximately 3.75 miles. It meanders through a beauShow more
#5 - Sandstone Canyon Trail
Don Robinson State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Sandstone Canyon Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#6 - Lime Kiln Trail
Rockwoods Reservation Conservation Area
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Rockwoods Reservation harbors a rich diversity of plant and animal life as well as springs, caves, and rock formations. Cool, moist, north facing ravines and lush creek bottoms contrast with the nearbShow more
#7 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Charles, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#8 - White Tail Trail
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
The White Tail Loop trail is through an urban forest. It travels up a steep hillside along a forested ravine and loops back down the other side along an old logging road. Deer and other wildlife is plShow more
#9 - Turkey Pen Hollow Trail
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
This trail passes through high quality dolomite glades and woodland plant communities. The area in and around this trail is managed with periodic prescribed fire. The trail goes by a large sinkhole, aShow more
#10 - Bell Mountain Loop Trail
Bell Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 48 m
Oak and hickory are the predominate tree species, with some areas of natural oak-pine and some short leaf pine plantations. Upland brush and red cedar make up a small portion of the vegetative componeShow more
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