Park Trails

at Prairie State Park

Coyote Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Length: 3.20 Miles View map

Trail Rating: Easy

Hikers on Coyote Trail may come across a den of coyotes with the pups playing nearby or hear a songbird scolding them to get away from its nest in the sumac patches. A covey of northern bobwhite quail may be seen as they scatter away or an owl might be heard in the evening. To the west of the trail, elk may be viewed in the distance. Just off the trail is a backpack camping area, where hikers may experience the howl of a coyote or the bugle of an elk in the twilight hours. This trail shares a section with Drover’s Trail. White connector 1 links this trail to Gayfeather Trail.

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Occasional water over trail
  • Road/highway crossing
  • Electric fence crossings
  • Bison/elk
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
3.20 miles 1 hour, 40 minutes Loop Blue At the day-use area near the campground located .80 miles north of the nature center on NW 150th Lane then .20 miles west past the campground and picnic area