This Magical Hike Through A Missouri Forest Is Unexpectedly Colorful

There are 154 national forests in the United States but there is only one in the state of Missouri. Mark Twain National Forest has over 750 miles of trails and encompasses over 1.5 million acres of land. You’ll have plenty of hiking trails to choose from, but every single one will offer a front row seat to stunning fall foliage. Come explore the forest and enjoy the dazzling display.

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Have you hiked any of the trails in the Mark Twain National Forest? Which trails have you tackled? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Here is another fall hike in Missouri that you’ll totally love and it’s under 2 miles long!