10 Amazing Missouri Hikes Under 3 Miles You'll Absolutely Love
By Liz Oliver|Updated on August 12, 2022(Originally published August 05, 2022)
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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 that tally less than three miles and are considered some of the best hikes in Missouri.
Whether you’re new to hiking or a seasoned veteran these trails are worth the trip. Do you agree that these are some of the best hikes in Missouri? Let us know in the comments! Next time you’re up for more adventure, plan a visit to this gorgeous Missouri spring.
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Some of the best hikes in Missouri are also the easiest. The one-mile Cave Spring Trail in Kansas City, for example, is a kid-friendly hike in Missouri that promises a ton of fun for kiddos (and adults!) of all ages, and it includes some fascinating stone structures. At less than a mile, the Old Kate Trail at Parkville Nature Sanctuary is perhaps best known for its gorgeous waterfall. If you love animals, you can’t go wrong with a trek along the three-mile Drover’s Trail, which meanders through Prairie State Park and offers up-close views of the resident wild buffalo. (Take your camera, and remember not to get too close!)