Spring is finally here. It is now time for outdoor activities like camping, biking, and especially hiking. Hiking is something almost everyone can do.
There are trails everywhere and close to everybody. There are short trails, long trails, paved, gravel, and dirt trails.
They are in city parks, county parks, conservation areas, and state parks. There are more than 230 trails in 58 Missouri state parks and historic sites alone.
We also have the KATY Trail and Rock Island Trail extension running across our state along with the Frisco Highline Trail and many other “Rails-To-Trails” (former railroad bed trails).
So, pick a trail near you or travel to one in a scenic place or area.
I would like to recommend the Green Rock Trail as a good trail for a spring hike. The Green Rock Trail is in Eureka, Missouri, and travels through three public areas.
The Green Rock Trail was dedicated May 11, 1968, and was developed and sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Originally maintained by the Boy Scouts, the trail today is maintained by park staff and a combination of volunteers organized through the non-profit Gateway Off Road Cyclists.
The trailhead starts in Rockwoods Reservation, a Missouri Conservation Area, and goes through Greenfelder County Park and ends in Rockwoods Range Conservation Area.
Of course you could start at Rockwoods Range and go the other direction, too.