Park Trails

at Lake Wappapello State Park

Lake Wappapello Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: 12.75 Miles View map

Trail Rating: Moderate

Hikers, bikers, backpackers and equestrians will all find challenges and inspiration as they traverse the varied and rugged Ozark terrain on this trail. Counter clockwise travel on the trail is recommended. The trail offers shoreline views, open fields and cherty Ozark hillsides. Trail users can expect to find a host of wildlife viewing opportunities along the varied terrains. The trail leaves park property, crosses other public lands, and connects with other public trails. Please register at the trailhead or park office. Certain portions of the trail are closed to overnight camping and overnight equestrian use in not allowed. The trail shares a trailhead and a section with Asher Creek Trail where it crosses Highway 172 near the park entrance. The trail also intersects with the Lake Wappapello Section of the Ozark Trail

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
  • Physically challenging obstacles
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
  • Occasional water over trail
  • Road/highway crossing
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
12.75 Miles 9 hours, 35 minutes Loop Yellow 1.) For Hikers: At Lake Wappapello Trail Road at the park’s entrance; 2.) For Equestrian Riders: A large parking area and staging area located farther down the road