Missouri is such a huge state, covered with fields and mountains that can just really bring out the inner nature lover in you. It’s these lands that make you re-think your life and see it in a much more beautiful way. And when you go and hike them, you’ll find yourself immersed in a feeling that is primal yet calming. So if you’re looking for some of the best trails to feel this feeling, here are the best places you can hike in Missouri
Lost Valley Trail
With a distance of eleven miles, this trail is often used by mountain bikers that are just starting to get into the sport. But don’t think that is the only way to enjoy such a great trail. Because this trail is actually just as, or even more, beautiful when approached by foot.
This trail will lead you through dozens of trials from forests, to weirdly shaped rock formations, waterfalls, and old homesteads with natural springs. This trail is sure to bring out that inner adventurer in you, and isn’t that what we all crave when we go out for a hike?
Now this trail may still be under construction, and actually stretches out a couple five hundred miles, it is still without a doubt one of the best trails for you to hike in Missouri. The trail is so huge actually, that it is divided up into thirteen sections just so that it can be navigated better.
And the highlight of this whole trail? Well, it’s the entire trail itself really, but it’s also the Taum Sauk section as well. This is mainly due to the fact that you will be trekking through million-year-old mountains that make it seem like you’re an adventurer discovering them for the first time. And it’s not just rocky rough surfaces on this trail, because along the way you’ll also be able to encounter verdant glades and rolling forests that are sure to make anybody stop and meditate for a while.
Natural tunnel Trail
From the name itself, this trail will direct you to one of the most beautiful geological wonder in the world. The natural tunnel spans 296 feet in length, while the whole trail is just about thirteen miles in total. Though it is pretty small, and there is not much else to see, the mere sight of this natural tunnel will make you feel as if you’ve discovered a never before seen wonder in the world. And that in itself is worth all the trouble of getting there.
Though it may seem like your typical mountain trail at first, it is actually one of the most amazing and worthwhile views you will ever get in this great state. To get to the top, you’ll need to dig deep in order to keep going. But trust me when I say this, the peak is absolutely worth every sweat.
Once you do get to the peak, not only will you be able to catch a glimpse of most of the state, but if you stay the night, you will be able to see the night sky absolutely erupt with some of the most beautiful stars you will ever see. Now tell me, is that not worth it? …