Park Trails

at Current River State Park

Current River Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Length: 5.25 miles View map

Trail Rating: Rugged

NOTE: The trailhead for Current River Trail is located in the southernmost part of Echo Bluff State Park. The trail provides access to many of the park’s amenities before traveling to Current River State Park. An at-grade crossing over Highway 19 is available for hikers using the trail to connect between Current River State Park and Echo Bluff State Park. Hikers should be cautious and watch for traffic. Once in Current River State Park, the trail takes users through the park to the Current River. Along the way, the trail shares tread with the Jones Hollow Trail and the Centennial Bluff Trail. The access point for the trail in Current River State Park has very limited parking.

The larger vision for the Current River Trail is to become a long distance trail expanding south from Echo Bluff State Park trailhead using a section planned through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to connect to Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry and the Ozark Trail. The proposed trail section within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways will follow the Current River corridor so hikers can experience the rugged Ozark landscape and catch impressive views of the Current River. 

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
  • Wood or stone steps
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
  • Road/highway crossing
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
5.25 miles 5 hours, 15 minutes Linear Orange Near Echo Bluff State Park’s southern entrance