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 or an owl might be heard in the evenings. A backpack camping area is just off the trail, where overnight campers may experience the howl of a coyote in the twilight hours. The 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
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