Hike Missouri’s Trails

With over 80 state parks and historic sites, Missouri has a variety of trails for the novice as well as the advanced hiker.  The terrain varies as well, including swampland, bluffs, forests, rugged hills and rolling plains. Before taking a hike read about the trails and staying safe with these titles from our digital collections.

Best Easy Day Hikes Springfield, Missouri by Tanner Jd

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It's not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along.

The Hiking Companion by Michael W. Robbins

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Strap on your boots and get out on the trail! Drawing from personal experience, Michael W. Robbins describes what to expect when hiking in various terrains - from forests to fields and lake edges to mountains. Informative and fun, The Hiking Companion combines tips for trip planning, equipment, navigation, and safety with exciting stories of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Whether you're an expert hiker or setting out on your first overnighter, this inspiring guide is full of practical advice to make your next outing a success.

Best Easy Day Hikes Springfield, Missouri by Tanner Jd

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For more than a decade, Best Easy Day Hikes has been one of FalconGuides' most popular series. Small enough to fit in a back pocket, each guide describes approximately 20 to 30 easy-to-follow scenic trails in and around national parks, cities and urban areas, and popular outdoor destinations across America. From Anchorage to Atlanta, the North Cascades to Northeast New Jersey, these guides take hikers and nature lovers to the best – and easiest – trails, whether in their own backyards or in and around their favorite vacation destinations. Happy Trails!

St. Louis 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles by Steve Henry

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Mention St. Louis and most people think of the famous arch. Residents and visitors-in-the-know appreciate the many outdoor recreational opportunities the Gateway to the West has to offer. With new hikes and updated text and maps, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis points hikers to the best outdoor trails and rambles within easy reach of the city. Whether walking in the footsteps of Louis and Clark, exploring amazing rock formation in the Pickle Springs Natural Area, or trekking along a portion of the longest rails-to-trails paths in the U.S., hikers are sure to be amazed at the diversity of outdoor experiences awaiting them. The included hikes are located in Missouri as well as its neighbor, Illinois.

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