Park Trails

at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Homestead Interpretive Trail

  • Accessible
  • Hiking

Length: .50 mile

Trail Rating: Easy

Homestead Interpretive Trail takes visitors to several of the main highlights of the historic site, including the 1837 Nathan Boone home, the Boone family cemetery and the African-American cemetery, which is accessed by a .30 mile spur. The beginning of the trail (.26 mile) is accessible to wheelchairs. The trail connects to the Spring Box Trail via a .37-mile white connector. 

You may experience:

  • Road/highway crossing
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
.50 mile 15 minutes Loop Yellow At the parking area

Spring Box Trail

  • Hiking

Length: 1 mile

Trail Rating: Easy

Some of the site’s lesser-known features can be explored on the Spring Box Trail. Highlights include a walk along the site’s wooded creek bottom and a visit to the spring that once provided drinking water for the farm. The trail connects to Homestead Interpretive Trail by a .37-mile white connector.

You may experience:

  • Road/highway crossing
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail          
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
1 mile 30 minutes Loop Red At the parking area

Prairie View Trail

  • Hiking

Length: 2.40 miles

Trail Rating: Moderate

Prairie View Trail showcases the natural beauty of the historic site. The trail travels through woodlands and grasslands where hikers can experience the diversity of plant and animal life found in southwest Missouri.

You may experience:

  • Road/highway crossing
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail          
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
2.40 miles 1 hour, 45 minutes Loop Blue At the parking area