Missouri October 15, 2017
10 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Missouri With A Spectacular End View
Fall weather in Missouri is ideal for hiking, biking, and all kinds of outdoor activities. The humidity is low and temperatures are pleasant but best of all the views outside are amazing with the vibrant colored leaves and pops of green hanging on from summer. If you’re looking for beautiful fall views and a nice quick hike check out these 10 short and sweet hikes with spectacular views in Missouri.
1. Grindstone Nature Area Loop
Head to the center of the state and visit the Twin Lakes Recreation Area. Take the Grindstone Nature Area Loop which is a 1..9 mile loop featuring river views surrounded by fall foliage. Bes of all the trail is ADA accessible trail. FInd the nature area at 2500 Chapel Hill Rd., Columbia.
2. Deer Leap Trail
Roaring River State Park is one of the top fishing and camping destinations in the state. It is also a great place for hiking and there are many trails for all abilities. Check out Deer Leap Trail which is an out and back trial that is under a mile. This hilke will provide stunning views of the entire park. Find Roaring River State Park at 12716 FR 1090, Cassville.
3. Hawk Nest Trail
If you're looking for a great hike under two miles you'll love Hawk Nest Trail at Knob Noster State Park. This park is often overlooked but perfect for a day trip and pretty fall views. Take the Hawk Nest Trail which is a 1.6 mile loop with great scenery. Find Knob Noster State Park at 873 SE 10, Knob Noster.
4. Missouri River Trail
The Missouri River Trail is under a mile and features some of the most beautiful fall foliage views along the Missouri River bluffs. This trail is also great for spotting wildlife especially birds. You can find the Missouri River Trail in Weston Bend State Park at 16600 Missouri 45, Weston.
5. Pinnacles Youth Park Trail
Pinnacles Youth Park Trail is a one mile loop featuring amazing rock formations surrounded by trees. You will love the views of Silver Fork Creek Valley. Find the park at 850 E. Pinnacles Rd., Sturgeon.
6. Tiemann Shut-ins Trail
This completely paved trial is ADA accessible and great for novice hikers. The trail overlooks the shut-ins and also features a waterfall. In addition, the surrounding wooded areas provide a colorful backdrop for your hike. Find the beautiful Millstream Conservation Area at PR Rd. 9534, Ironton.
7. Greer Spring Trail
Greer Spring Trial is one of the most stunning hikes in the fall. The vibrant blue waters and colorful fall leaves make for a splendid 1.5 mile hike. Find Greer Spring at MO Highway 19, Alton.
8. Klondike Park Trail
Klondike Pike is a gorgeous spot near Augusta that will make you forget your're in Missouri. The trial is a 1.7 mile long loop that will has beautiful views of the fall leaves reflected into the calm waters. Find the park at 4600 S. Missouri 94, Augusta.
9. St. Stanislaus Trail
St. Stanislaus Park is located in north St. Louis along the Missouri River. This 1.4 mile loop has breath-taking river views framed in fall foliage. Find the conservation area at 4399 Charbonier Rd., Florissant.
10. Amidon Memorial Conservation Area Trail
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area Trail is under a mile and features
Are you planning some fantastic hikes this fall? Tell us where else you can hike for spectacular views in the comments below.