The updated second edition is a comprehensive guide to over 70 parks and natural areas in Missouri, and features updated maps and points of interest. It has 127 of the best hikes within the state, including the distance of each hike, difficulty ratings, and rules and regulations. Hiking Missouri will lead you to the perfect trail for you.
Hiking Missouri is your complete guide to 127 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From St. Louis to the Ozarks to Kansas City, and all trails in between, you’ll experience the spectacular beauty of the Show-Me State.
In this one-of-a-kind resource you’ll find these features:
Detailed descriptions of every hike, in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail
Phone numbers and Web sites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 71 of the state’s most scenic parks and natural areas
Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest
A convenient trail finder with a summary of each trail’s features and available facilities
Hiking Missouri brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And its descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won’t miss anything on your trip. Hiking Missouri is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors!
How to Use This Book Trail Finder
North 1 Columbia Bottom Conservation Area 2 Cuivre River State Park 3 Graham Cave State Park 4 Mark Twain State Park and Historic Site 5 Battle of Athens State Historic Site 6 Thousand Hills State Park 7 Pinnacles Youth Park 8 Katy Trail State Park 9 Arrow Rock State Historic Site 10 Van Meter State Park 11 Pershing State Park 12 Crowder State Park 13 Wallace State Park 14 Weston Bend State Park 15 Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast 16 Big Oak Tree State Park 17 Trail of Tears State Park 18 Urban St. Louis 19 Rockwoods Reservation 20 Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park 21 Mastodon State Historic Site 22 Washington State Park 23 St. François State Park 24 Hickory Canyons Natural Area 25 Hawn State Park 26 Pickle Springs Natural Area 27 Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness 28 Mingo National Wildlife Refuge 29 Morris State Park 30 Lake Wappapello State Park 31 Sam A. Baker State Park 32 Silver Mines Recreation Area 33 Hughes Mountain Natural Area 34 Elephant Rocks State Park 35 Taum Sauk Mountain State Park 36 Crane Lake Recreation Area 37 Meramec State Park 38 Bell Mountain Wilderness 39 Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park 40 Blue Springs 41 Big Spring 42 Peck Ranch Conservation Area 43 Onondaga Cave State Park
South Central 44 Lane Spring Recreation Area 45 Montauk State Park 46 Alley Spring 47 McCormack Recreation Area 48 Greer Spring 49 Grand Gulf State Park 50 Slabtown River Access 51 Mill Creek 52 Paddy Creek Wilderness 53 Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area 54 Clifty Creek Natural Area 55 Painted Rock Conservation Area 56 Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 57 Lake of the Ozarks State Park 58 Ha Ha Tonka State Park 59 Bennett Spring State Park 60 Hercules Glades Wilderness 61 Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
Southwest 62 Knob Noster State Park 63 Harry S Truman State Park 64 Pomme de Terre State Park 65 Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield 66 Piney Creek Wilderness 67 Roaring River State Park 68 Big Sugar Creek State Park 69 George Washington Carver National Monument 70 Prairie State Park 71 Urban Kansas City
Kevin M. Lohraff has been helping people learn about, enjoy, and appreciate nature since 1987. He has worked for the National Park Service, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation in the positions of Park Ranger, Park Naturalist, Ecological Stewardship Crew Member, Natural History Biologist, Aquatic Education Assistant, Interpretive Programs Supervisor, and Assistant Nature Center Manager. Currently, Lohraff is the Outdoor Skills Education Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation, where he helps people learn skills that help them enjoy and connect with the outdoors.
Lohraff holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Missouri State University. A resident of Centertown, MO, he enjoys canoeing, fishing, and gravel bar camping on Ozark streams.