Top Adventures in Missouri

  • Explore the Devil's Ice Box

    Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is located near Columbia, Missouri and has over 2,000 acres to explore. The park is known for its unique rock formations, including the rock bridge, sinkholes, and an underground stream at the Devil's Icebox cave.To...

  • Hike the Colosseum Trail

    This park is best known for its castle ruins, which are also worth a visit. On the Colosseum Trail, you will hike down through a large 150ft deep sinkhole (the Colosseum) and under a natural stone bridge. After climbing out of the sinkhole you wil...

    0.7 miles 65 ft gain

  • Bouldering at Elephant Rock State Park

    The area is preserved for these amazing geological wonders. Huge boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants fill the park. You can hike through the area and even boulder on top of the rocks. Short trails are found between and ...

    2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike West Ridge Trail in Weston Bend State Park

    A short day trip from Kansas City, Weston Bend State Park offers a nice getaway for those seeking the outdoors.How to get there: Weston Bend State Park is approximately 35 miles northwest of Kansas City. From Kansas City take I-29 N to exit 20 fo...

    2.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Explore Rocky Falls

    Rocky Falls are located only a short hike away from the parking lot. The swimming hole is also popular, and the adventurous can climb up to the rock face to reach the top of the falls.

    0.4 miles 60 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bell Mountain Loop

    An offshoot from the Ozark Trail, the Bell Mountain Loop trail offers a 12 mile loop (when starting from the HWY A trail head) that works perfectly as a beginner backpacking trip. The Ozark Trail website offers excellent maps for all sections of t...

    12.1 miles

  • Hike Shooting Star Bluffs

    Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is located near Columbia, Missouri and has over 2,000 acres to explore. The Shooting Star Bluffs are roughly a 1/2 of a mile into the Gans Creek Wild Area Trail System. There's a fork in the trail, so stay to the le...

  • Hike the River Scene Trail

    This hike in Castlewood State Park gives you multiple vantage points on the Meramec River. Follow the red arrows as the trail heads out on the bluffs. You will then descend a staircase into the valley, leading to the river and a floodplain forest.

    3.2 miles 226 ft gain

  • Hike the Whispering Pines Loop

    Large rock formations, picturesque creeks, and wildflowers are all found along this trail. The full day hike can be either split in half via a connector trail, or lengthened into a multi-day backpacking trip, as there are three camping sites off t...

    9.2 miles 1272 ft gain

  • Photograph Grand Falls

    There really isn't much adventure in getting to the Grand Falls, because you could drive within 100 feet of it. Depending on when you go (season, day of the week, weather) will determine how easy it will be to park. But there is always some availa...

  • Hike the Lewis and Clark Trails

    Located in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area, this hike links together the Lewis and Clark Trails. At first the two trails overlap one another. When the trails split, for a shorter, 5.2 mile hike, you can stay on Clark Trail for the entire loop....

    8.5 miles 557 ft gain

  • Hike the Spring Trail

    This hike starts out on a half mile of paved trail. From here you will climb a ton of steps to the top, which when the leaves are off the tress can offer a pretty good view. The trail connects with a few other trails on the way but is well marked ...

    1.5 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Sullivan, Missouri

      Stanton / Meramec KOA

    • 18475 Old Us Highway 66

      St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

    • Springfield, Missouri

      Springfield / Route 66 KOA

    • Ellington, Missouri

      Webb Creek Park

      Overview Webb Creek Campground on Clearwater Lake greets visitors with excellent camping, fishing, swimming, boating and picnicking opportunities. Water sport enthusiasts love the lakes diverse of...

    • Shell Knob, Missouri

      Campbell Point

      Overview Campbell Point is a spacious and shady campground that sits along the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake. Plenty of soft, grassy areas are available for picnicking and running around, whil...

    • 1236 State Highway RB

      Mill Creek (Missouri)

      Overview Mill Creek is a spacious and sunny campground on the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake in the Missouri countryside.Many campsites within this park are located adjacent to the waters edge,...

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