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at Long Branch State Park

Bee Trace Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Length: 7.5 Miles View map

Bee Trace Trail gives hikers a chance to experience several different landscapes on one trail. The first landscape is native prairie landscape, which once covered a good portion of Missouri. The trail then travels through savanna landscape and into woodlands. The Bee Trace Peninsula contains the 384-acre Bee Trace Natural Area, offering impressive views of these different terrains plus some great views of the lake.  This trail contains some steep hills and water crossings without bridges.  The trail is mowed grass in most area with some spots of dirt tread.  An area along the trail is open for camping by backpackers; open fires are not allowed in the backpack camp.

North Loop
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
4 Miles 4 hours Loop Blue At the special-use area off Axtell Road on the north side of the park
South Loop
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
3.5 Miles 3 hours, 30 minutes Loop Brown At the special-use area off Axtell Road on the north side of the park