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Hiking Events

Register by January 19

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (Ages 18+ years).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Rock Bridge State Park. We will be hiking the Spring Brook Trail and Deer Run Trail. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Trail: 5.5 miles Terrain: Moderate

Register by February 8

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Enjoy the crisp air as we hike two of the trails at Busiek State Forest. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Hike is nearly 6 miles and rated moderate to difficult. This program is for women only. Girls ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult female are welcome. Register online or call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come with us as we hike along the bluffs and through the forest at Seventy-Six Conservation Area. We’ll get a wonderful view of the river on our 3-mile hike. Hike difficulty is rated as moderate with some steep slopes. Please pack a lunch, bring water, and dress for the weather. Youth ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.
Notes:
If riding with us, please select that option.
If driving on own, please select that option. Parking may be limited.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Bring water, a snack, and any comfort items
Will be cancelled if raining. Hike and transportation from the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is free.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come with us as we hike along the bluffs and through the forest at Seventy-Six Conservation Area. We’ll get a wonderful view of the river on our 3-mile hike. Hike difficulty is rated as moderate with some steep slopes. Please pack a lunch, bring water, and dress for the weather. Youth ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.
Notes:
If riding with us, please select that option.
If driving on own, please select that option. Parking may be limited.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Bring water, a snack, and any comfort items
Will be cancelled if raining. Hike and transportation from the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is free.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:15am to 3:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Trek the trails of Little Sac Woods Conservation Area with Volunteer Naturalist Pat Stritzel. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is four miles and rated moderate to difficult. Ages 18-adult. Register online or call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(Age 12 and up)
Reservations begin February 1
Break out of your cabin fever! Discover Dresser Island, a winter wildlife haven. We will hike 6.5 miles (with an option for 3.5 miles) along the Mississippi River in search of a variety of wildlife including eagles, pelicans, waterfowl, muskrats, deer, and many others.

Register by February 20

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ years).
Canaan Conservation Area, Gasconade County near Mt. Sterling. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 6 miles

Register by February 23

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ years old).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Mark Twain National Forest in Boone County. We will be hiking the Moon Loop portion of Cedar Creek Trail. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 7 miles

Register by February 23

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Cure that cabin fever by joining us on a late winter hike in the open woods of Rockwoods Reservation for a new perspective of nature. We’ll hike the 3.2-mile Lime Kiln Loop for unique winter views into the continually changing forest in search of winter wildlife and early signs of spring. Effort = Moderate to strenuous. Natural surface hiking with a couple short, steep hills.

Register by March 1

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Join us as we visit explore the upper loop of the Whispering Pines Trail at Hawn State Park. Hike is ~6 miles and rated rugged, moderate to difficult. Children ages 14-17, accompanied by a registered adult, are welcome. Hike and transportation from the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center are free.
Notes:
If riding with us, please select that event.
If driving on own, please select that event. Parking may be limited.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Prepare for water crossings and wear appropriate shoes.
Bring water, a lunch, and any comfort items
Will be cancelled if poor weather.

Register by March 1

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Join us as we visit explore the upper loop of the Whispering Pines Trail at Hawn State Park. Hike is ~6 miles and rated rugged, moderate to difficult. Children ages 14-17, accompanied by a registered adult, are welcome. Hike and transportation from the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center are free.
Notes:
If riding with us, please select that event.
If driving on own, please select that event. Parking may be limited.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Prepare for water crossings and wear appropriate shoes.
Bring water, a lunch, and any comfort items
Will be cancelled if poor weather.