Park Trails

at Osage Village State Historic Site

Interpretive Trail

  • Hiking

Length: .80 Mile View map

Trail Rating: Moderate

An information kiosk at the beginning of Interpretive Trail explains the historical significance of the site as the home of Osage Indians between 1700 and 1775. The trail has several interpretive stops illustrating the life of the Osage Indians and helping visitors visualize this once-thriving village. Stops include such features as the Blue Mound where legend says several prominent chiefs are buried, and bedrock outcrops where the Osage Indians worked and lived.

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • 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
.80 Mile 35 minutes Loop Blue At the main parking area