Hiking

Take a hike! Our conservation areas have miles of hiking and multi-use trails. Go to your favorite area and explore.

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Hiking Events

Register by July 28

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
Meet at the nature center and drive to Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site in Ash Grove, and enjoy the interpretive trail. This is one of the sites that attest to the Boone families historic mark on our state history. The cost of the tour will be $3.50 per person. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, insect repellent, $3.50 for the tour, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail Length: 3.25 miles.
573-526-5544

Register by August 10

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Ages 18-adult. Online registration begins August 1.
Cool off this summer by wading through Hunter Creek at Vera Cruz Conservation Area with Volunteer Naturalist Mike Mihalik. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch, water, hiking poles, wear clothes you can get wet, and sturdy shoes (water shoes recommended for the creek). Ninety percent of the time will be in water. Hike is approximately two miles and rated moderate in difficulty.

Register by August 15

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
Join our volunteer-led program designed to provide opportunities for people to hike Missouri trails and learn about our plants, animals, and natural communities. Meet at the nature center, drive to Painted Rock Conservation Area, in Osage County, and hike one or two of the best trails. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail Length: 5 miles. Terrain: Moderate inclines and/or occasional rocks/roots.
573-526-5544

Register by August 25

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
Meet at the nature center, drive to Clifty Creek Natural Area in Maries County, and hike one or two of the best trails. Bring your wading shoes and join us as we hike the natural bridge and wade along the creek exploring. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, insect repellant, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail Length: 2.5 miles. Terrain: Easy
573-526-5544