1/1/2019 | Stockton State Park | Dadeville, MO
Start the new year in a good way by coming to the park to hike Umber Ridge Trail. This 1.75-mile trail has a natural surface with a gentle terrain so it is easy to hike. The area is typical of the western Ozarks, where the prairie meets the woodlands. The trail travels along a west-facing slope offering several vistas of Stockton Lake before turning and traveling through white oak woodlands on an east-facing slope. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Several bald eagles take up residence in the park this time of year, so guests may want to bring binoculars along on the hike.
Hike time: 1 p.m.
Meeting Location: Umber Ridge Trail trailhead, located just off of Highway 215 (near the beach)
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information about hikes in Missouri State Parks, click here.