"Cuivre River Trail - 7 miles - Cuivre River Trail begins at the equestrian camp and proceeds along Goedde Creek before ascending to the top of Frenchman’s Bluff. At this point, Cuivre River Trail turns right and proceeds north along the entire length of the bluff. The trail eventually heads east to descend into the Big Sugar Creek valley. It follows the valley most of the way back to its original starting point. This moderately strenuous trail is open to hikers, backpackers and equestrians. It is marked with red arrows in a clockwise direction. White arrows mark connector trails that can be taken if shorter hikes or rides are desired. Horses are not permitted in the picnic area.

Big Sugar Creek Trail - 7 miles - The trailhead for Big Sugar Creek Trail is located on the west side of the park road, midway between Camp Derricotte and Camp Sherwood Forest. The trail traverses much of Big Sugar Creek Wild Area, including Sugar Bluff, a bottomland forest along Big Sugar Creek. The trail also passes through steep fern- and moss-covered hollows dissecting the watershed. This moderately strenuous trail is open to hikers, backpackers and to equestrians on the southern half. Shorter hikes of four miles are possible by using the white connector trails. The trail is marked with blue arrows in a clockwise direction.

Lone Spring Trail - 6 miles - Lone Spring Trail consists of two three-mile loops, one north and one south of Highway KK. The trail is named for a perennially flowing spring that emerges in the valley at the base of a ridge. The northern portion of Lone Spring Trail, which is open to hikers and backpackers only, loops through Northwoods Wild Area and crosses Big Sugar Creek, a designated state natural area. The southern loop of this trail is particularly nice in the spring when the dogwood and wildflowers are in bloom. This moderately strenuous trail is marked with yellow arrows in a clockwise direction. A connector trail, which allows the option of a three-mile hike, is marked with white arrows. Trail parking is provided along Highway KK." Trail Descriptions by mostateparks.com

From St. Louis

Travel west on I-70 or U.S. Hwy. 40 to Exit 210/Wentzville. Take U.S. Hwy. 61 north for 14 miles to Troy. Travel east on Hwy. 47 for 2.8 miles to Hwy. 147, which is the main entrance to the state park.

From Jefferson City

Travel east on I-70 to Exit 210/Wentzville. Take U.S. Hwy. 61 north for 14 miles to Troy. Travel east on Hwy. 47 for 2.8 miles to Hwy. 147, which is the main entrance to the state park.

From Springfield/Rolla

Travel east on I-44 to Exit 276/St. Louis. Take I-270 north for 6.6 miles to U.S. Hwy. 40. Travel west on U.S. Hwy. 40 to Exit 210/Wentzville. Take U.S. Hwy. 61 for 14 miles to Troy, then go east on Hwy. 47 for 2.8 miles to Hwy. 147, which is the main entrance to the state park.

Cuivre River State Park

"Cuivre River State Park lends a wilder, Ozarkian flavor to the otherwise predominately agricultural landscape of northern Missouri. Although not far from St. Louis, the park is a nature lover’s paradise. A stroll through the park in the spring when many woodland wildflowers are in bloom or in the fall when the prairie grasses tower over your head is an outdoor delight.

Spend a few days at the park. Both primitive and modern campsites are available, and Lake Lincoln offers swimming, boating and fishing. The park’s two wild areas provide hiking, backpacking, photography and wildlife observation activities. There are also equestrian trails and a campground for overnight stays." Cuivre River State Park info by mostateparks.com

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