First Day Hike

1/1/2024 | Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site | Ash Grove, MO

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site will host a First Day Hike covering portions of all three of the site’s hiking trails – Spring Box, Interpretive and Prairie View – for a total of 2 miles. This moderately difficult hike will take guests through what was once a thriving 19th century homestead and give them a glimpse into what the early settlement of Ash Grove looked like. Along the way, the historic site superintendent will share the history of the Boone Homestead and stories from Ash Grove's past.

This family-friendly event is free and open to all ages, but there is a limit of 35 participants. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter near the site office; the hike will depart from the shelter at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle, wear appropriate hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times.

For more information, or to check the status of the hike, call the site office at 417-751-3266.

Registration is required for this event. To register, click here and use the "Choose Date" box to find the listing. For help registering, call the the site office at the number listed above.

Hike Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Meeting Location: Picnic Shelter

See the event flyer.

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Click here to see more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located at:

7850 N. State Highway V, Ash Grove, MO | 417-751-3266

Associated activities

  • Hiking