Interpretive Trail System
Length: 3.25 Miles View map
You can hike the entire system or shorter loops are available. One-half mile of the trail is ADA accessible, leading past the Boone family cemetery to the Nathan Boone home. The surface on this portion of the trail is hard-packed gravel. The remaining portions of the trail are either surfaced with mulch or not artificially surfaced at all. The trail system has three bridge crossings.
Features along the trail include the Nathan Boone home, the Missouri frontiersman’s home from 1837 until his death in 1856; the Boone family cemetery, where Boone and his wife are buried, alongside some of their grandchildren and other relatives; the African-American cemetery, which contains the graves of slaves and former slaves from the farm. You will also be able to see the ongoing prairie and glade restorations. The trail passes areas where invasive plant species have been eradicated and native grasses and wildflowers (including the threatened Missouri bladderpod) once again thrive.
|Length||Estimated Hiking Time||Type||Blazes||Trailhead|
|3.25 Miles||2 hours, 30 minutes||Loop||Yellow|