Missouri May 06, 2017
10 Amazing Missouri Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love
Missouri is full of amazing parks and conservation areas that offer some great little hiking trails. You can find a wide range of dog friendly, ADA accessible nature trails that aren’t an all day adventure. Check out these beautiful trails across the state that are all under 3 miles.
1. Engine House Ruins Trail - Elephant Rocks State Park
The Engine House Ruins Trail sits inside Elephant Rocks State Park and is an easy 1.5 mile hike. The trail is paved and ADA accessible. Leading to the ruins of a 1902 train engine house, this is a must see Missouri trail.
2. Johnson's Shut-Ins Sate Park Trail - Lesterville
This traill, located in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, is a 2.5 mile loop with amazing views. The rocky terrain and series of stair may get you a bit sweaty but cool off with a swim once you finish.
3. Klondike Park Trail - Augusta
The Klondike Park Trail is one of the shortest on the list at 1.4 miles. Pass a picturesque lake and consider a bike ride on the near by Katy Trail when you finish.
4. Devil's Icebox Trail -
Rockbridge Memorial State Park
The Devil's Icebox Trail is only 2.5 miles with amazing scenery. This trail will lead you over streams, through the woods, and even provides a view of the Devil's Icebox cave.
5. Trail Among The Trees - Rockwoods Reservation Conservation Area
Trail Among the Trees is a short 1.8 mile loop. However, a small foot bridge is currently out and will add some difficulty to this hike until repaired.
6. White River Valley Trails - Table Rock State Park
The White River Valley Trail is a 2.7 mile, dog friendly trail in Table Rock State Park. Enjoy this shaded trail on hot and humid summer day.
7. Mastodon Park Trail - Imperial
Mastodon State Historic Site has two separate trails. The wildflower trail is only 0.6 miles and is gravel paved. Walk where Mastodons roamed over 12,000 years ago!
8. Greer Springs Trail - Mark Twain National Forest
Visit Mark Twain National Forest to find Greer Springs Trail. This 1.8 mile trip features Missouri's second largest spring.
9. Powder Valley Nature Center Trail - St. Louis
Powder Valley Nature Center Trail is a paved 2.4 mile loop. On quite days visitors can spot wildlife without having to go outside of the St. Louis metro area.
10. Graham Cave Loop - Montgomery City
Graham Cave Loop is 2.7 miles long and provides access to Graham Cave. Must of this area was inhabited by American Indians and remains virtually untouched by modern civilization.
Whether you’re new to hiking or a seasoned veteran these trails are worth the trip. Have you tried any of these trails for yourself? Share you’re experience with us!