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Gems in Northeast Missouri - 1

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gem Favorite Morning sunshine

The Burr Oak Tree

(3) Columbia, MO

Recommended Routes in Northeast Missouri - 19

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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 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 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 Leading up the the best lookout point on the loop!
Intermediate

Shooting Star Trailhead Loop

2.5 mi 4.0 km 207' Up 63.23 m Up 212' Down 64.64 m Down

Columbia, MO
Favorite Backside of Spring Brook Trail just South of the Little Bonne Femme creek crossing
Intermediate

Rock Bridge Route

7.0 mi 11.2 km 673' Up 205.24 m Up 691' Down 210.72 m Down

Columbia, MO
Favorite Beautiful fall foliage awaits in Meramec State Park.
Intermediate

Wilderness Trail

9.0 mi 14.5 km 904' Up 275.45 m Up 904' Down 275.56 m Down

Sullivan, MO
Favorite Another great bluff view
Intermediate

Castlewood State Park Loop

2.3 mi 3.7 km 327' Up 99.66 m Up 327' Down 99.53 m Down

Valley…, MO
Favorite Nice creek with interesting rock features at the bottom of the loop
Intermediate

Young Conservation Area

6.5 mi 10.5 km 585' Up 178.3 m Up 591' Down 180.11 m Down

Byrnes…, MO
Favorite The trail is a 4-mile loop - you can go left or right at this point.
Intermediate

Jack's Loop

4.1 mi 6.5 km 394' Up 119.98 m Up 394' Down 119.96 m Down

Weldon…, MO

Northeast Missouri Hiking

  • 981 Miles 1,578 Kilometers of Trail
  • 21 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 212 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 145 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northeast Missouri - 342

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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
9.3 mi 15.0 km #4MKT Trail
Easy
Columbia, MO
Easy
Columbia, MO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Noren Access Riverwalk Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Osage Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson City, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jefferson City, MO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Raccoon Run
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
0.3 mi 0.6 km #8Bluestem Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Jefferson City, MO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Three Creeks Trail - Turkey Creek Segment
Intermediate
Ashland, MO
Intermediate
Ashland, MO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10Meramec River Greenway: Simpson Park to Arnold's Grove
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO

Photos of Northeast Missouri - 421

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In late summer, there are often wildflowers on the County Crossing Trail.
Dec 27, 2015 near Cottlev…, 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
Leading up the the best lookout point on the loop!
Mar 6, 2020 near Columbia, MO
Hart Creek during higher water. This can be tough to cross!
Feb 1, 2020 near Ashland, MO
The trailhead! Cross the bridge, and begin your journey!
Feb 1, 2020 near Ashland, MO
This downed tree just off trail was about the most interesting sight along this trail.
Jan 2, 2020 near Jeffers…, MO
The creek to the left follows most of this trail.
Jan 2, 2020 near Jeffers…, MO