Park Trails

at Thousand Hills State Park

Thousand Hills Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking

Length: 10.5 Miles View map

Trail Rating: Rugged

Thousand Hills Trail’s natural surface and route through hilly, rugged wooded terrain make it popular with mountain bikers. The trail passes through and along savanna restoration units and at times along Forest Lake. The trip can be shortened or lengthened by accessing white connector 1 (.70 mile) and white connector 2 (1 mile).

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 than10 percent
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
10.5 Miles 10 hours, 30 minutes Linear Red (1. At the main parking area on County Road 226 off Hwy. H; (2. Just off Hwy. 157 on Big Loop Trail Road