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Gems in Missouri - 10

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gem Favorite Mina Sauk Falls from the Ozark Trail

Mina Sauk Falls

(3) Ironton, MO
gem Favorite Laughing Springs Ha Ha Tonka Castle

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

(11) Camdenton, MO
gem Favorite Inside Cassville Natural Bridge, looking out onto the stream.

Cassville Natural Bridge

(1) Cassville, MO
gem Favorite You can look out at the Current River from within Cave Spring.

Cave Spring

(3) Salem, MO
gem Favorite Alley Mill with the flood gate to Alley Spring open.

Alley Mill

(4) Eminence, MO
gem Favorite Rocky Falls

Rocky Falls

(5) Winona, MO

Recommended Routes in Missouri - 41

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Favorite Absolutely beautiful snow covered hike
Intermediate/Difficult

Lewis Trail

7.7 mi 12.5 km 751' Up 229.04 m Up 784' Down 239.1 m Down

Weldon…, MO
Favorite Trail through the pine forest.
Intermediate/Difficult

Whispering Pine - North and South

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,011' Up 308.04 m Up 1,006' Down 306.64 m Down

Farmington, MO
Favorite A piney glade on a sunny day!
Intermediate

Trail Through Time

2.0 mi 3.2 km 276' Up 84.15 m Up 287' Down 87.42 m Down

Farmington, MO
Favorite Nice overlook of Sailboat Cove on the left.
Intermediate/Difficult

Augie PH3 Half Loop

3.2 mi 5.2 km 269' Up 82.03 m Up 268' Down 81.75 m Down

Blue Sp…, MO
Favorite One of the largest creek crossings you encounter along the way!
Intermediate/Difficult

Frog Hollow Trail

3.6 mi 5.7 km 337' Up 102.74 m Up 337' Down 102.61 m Down

Jeffers…, MO
Favorite Aster with autumn morning dew. Near the Powell Gardens Visitors Center.
Easy

Powell Gardens

2.9 mi 4.6 km 195' Up 59.41 m Up 195' Down 59.4 m Down

Lone Jack, MO
Favorite Council Bluffs Lake
Intermediate

Council Bluff to Brushy Creek Lodge

31.7 mi 51.0 km 3,018' Up 919.92 m Up 3,195' Down 973.96 m Down

Bismarck, MO
Favorite There are a couple of bluffs off trail that provide excellent views below.  This is one of them.
Intermediate/Difficult

Wagon Wheel Trailhead Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 301' Up 91.67 m Up 304' Down 92.74 m Down

Columbia, MO
Favorite Alley Mill with the flood gate to Alley Spring open.
Intermediate

Alley Spring Mill Loop

1.8 mi 2.9 km 299' Up 91.12 m Up 299' Down 91.26 m Down

Eminence, MO

Missouri Hiking

  • 3,046 Miles 4,901 Kilometers of Trail
  • 45 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Gems Gems
  • 439 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 557 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 23 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Missouri

Trails in Missouri - 974

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6.7 mi 10.8 km #1Chubb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO 11 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #2Lime Kiln Loop Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO 17 
8.4 mi 13.6 km #3DeClue Trail
Difficult
Eureka, MO
Difficult
Eureka, MO
48.8 mi 78.6 km #4Ozark Trail - Courtois Section
Intermediate/Difficult
Bourbon, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Bourbon, MO
9.3 mi 15.0 km #5MKT Trail
Easy
Columbia, MO
Easy
Columbia, MO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Noren Access Riverwalk Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Osage Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson City, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson City, MO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Raccoon Run
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
0.3 mi 0.6 km #9Bluestem Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Three Creeks Trail - Turkey Creek Segment
Intermediate
Ashland, MO
Intermediate
Ashland, MO

Photos of Missouri - 860

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In late summer, there are often wildflowers on the County Crossing Trail.
Dec 27, 2015 near Cottlev…, MO
Wildflowers abound in late summer.
Sep 4, 2017 near Bonne T…, MO
This is where the hike begins, in case you arrive and feel like you're on a private drive.  Look for this neat tree!
Dec 6, 2019 near Ashland, MO
The bridge that you must cross to get to the trailhead! Super cool!
Nov 4, 2019 near Ashland, MO
A sunset offers a beautiful backdrop to the meandering waters of the James River.
Jan 9, 2017 near Battlef…, MO
Leading up the the best lookout point on the loop!
Mar 6, 2020 near Columbia, MO
A small cave located shortly past the natural arch!  This isn't a deep cave, but is a good spot for photos!
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO
One of the few creek crossings that are encountered along the trail!
Feb 2, 2020 near Dixon, MO