The Best Canoeing in Missouri

Looking for the best canoeing in Missouri? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Missouri. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Missouri

  • Leasburg, Missouri

    Hike and Float on The Ozark Trail Courtois Section

    4.0
    24.6 mi
    Starting from the Onondaga trail head of the Ozark Trail, this 12.6 mile backpacking trip and 12 mile float can be completed in two full days, or stretched into three days if you want to take a more casual pace. There is plentiful water, and several good camping spots along the trail, and of cour...
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  • Ellington, Missouri

    Hike to Blue Spring

    1 mi / 29 ft gain
    If you were to place the Statue of Liberty in Blue Spring, the torch of the monument would still be 5 feet below the surface. As part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Blue Spring is a must see and pinnacle of the nature preserve. The 6th largest spring in Missouri with water discharge at a...
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  • Eminence, Missouri

    Explore Alley Spring and Mill within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

    1.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Alley Spring is the seventh largest spring in Missouri. It is known to extend at least 3000 feet into the hillside and has a known depth of 155 feet. Water surfacing here is known to begin its journey 15 miles away near the town of Summersville as rain enters sinkholes and then travels through ma...
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  • Van Buren, Missouri

    Explore Big Spring in the Ozark National Riverways

    1.8 mi / 413 ft gain
    With an average daily water discharge rate of 276 Million gallons of water and the largest spring in Missouri it is easy to see how Big Spring got its name. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, this spring and over 20 other springs nearby feed the Current River in Southeast Missouri. T...
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