Park Trails

at Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park

Confluence Point Trail

  • Hiking

Length: .30 mile View map

Trail Rating: Easy

Confluence Point Trail offers great views of the Missouri River and lets visitors experience the park’s bottomland forest. Upon reaching the confluence point, visitors can see the meeting of two of the nation’s mightiest rivers – the Missouri and the Mississippi. In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began their epic journey to the Pacific Ocean from the confluence. Today, the confluence point is one of the best places for bird watching as millions of birds migrate along the Mississippi River corridor each spring and fall. Common birds seen in the area include great blue herons, bald eagles, geese, gulls, pelicans and many kinds of songbirds.

You may experience:

  • Slippery conditions and/or downed vegetation
  • Occasional water over trail
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
.30 mile 10 minutes, one way Linear Yellow Southern end of the park