6/2/2018 | Sam A. Baker State Park | Patterson, MO
Celebrate National Trails Day by exploring one of the oldest trails in the Missouri State Parks system. Mudlick Trail at Sam A. Baker State Park is a legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and has been enjoyed by hikers for more than 80 years. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration for van tours beginning at 9:30 a.m.
If trails could talk, what stories would they tell? Every adventure embarked upon inspires memories, many of which are passed on for generations. Start your adventure with a guided van ride to the Mudlick Mountain Fire Tower. Continue with a hike down Mudlick Mountain and discover the unique geology of the St. Francois Mountains. Pass waterfalls and bluffs, and relax at a historic CCC-built shelter featuring the breathtaking overlook of Big Creek. Activities for the day include guided van rides to the Mudlick Mountain Fire Tower, hikes on Mudlick Mountain, a letterboxing challenge, geocaching opportunities and more!
The trail is rugged and steep in some places, so wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of snacks and water. All activities start at the visitor center. Bring your personal GPS unit or equivalent for participation in the geocaching challenge. Click here to read the news release.
Event times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This event is being held in conjunction with National Trails Day. For more information about National Trails Day and to see other events being held in Missouri State Parks, click here.