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at St. Joe State Park

Hickory Ridge Trail

  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: 4 Miles View map

This trail is a loop, but you can use just a portion of it because of its length and intersections with other trails. Parts of the trail are a natural surface, some are rocky. Portions are steep, while others are level. Some sections will take users through a typical hardwood forest, while others go through beautiful pine growths. White connector trails 1 and 2 allow you to shorten or lengthen your route. Campers in Campground 2 have access to this trail from the basic loop and the electric loop.

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
4 Miles 3 hours Loop Green

Equestrian Staging Area

Lakeview Trail

  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking

Length: 1.25 Miles View map

The majority of this trail is natural surface, but a short section along Monsanto Lake is paved. Portions of the trail along the lake follow the contours with a few rolling hills. Other portions of the trail are somewhat steep with loose gravel.

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
1.25 Miles 40 minutes Loop Orange

Pim Day-Use Area or Monsanto Beach

Paved Bicycle Trail

  • Accessible
  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking

Length: 17 Miles View map

This paved trail can be accessed from five trailheads. Blankshire and Harris Branch trailheads are located along the main 11-mile loop. Both offer access to the 3.75-mile section of wheelchair accessible trail. If starting at and returning to Pim Day-Use Area, you can expect a total trip of 12.5 miles. From Missouri Mines State Historic Site, the total round trip will be 12.25 miles. Farmington Trailhead is just outside the southeast property boundary of the park and offers a total round trip of 14.5 miles. 

On this trail, you will experience a wide variety of plant and animal life as well as glimpses of the park’s Off-Road Vehicle Riding Area.  Certain sections of this trail have inclines greater than 10 percent, while other sections have drop-offs close to the edge.

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
17 Miles 30 minutes per mile Loop Yellow

Blankshire and Harris Branch trailheads; At Pim Day-Use Area; At Missouri Mines State Historic Site; or Farmington Trailhead

Pine Ridge Trail

  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: 13 Miles View map

Parts of this trail are natural surfaces and sections are rocky. Portions are relatively steep with other sections level. Some sections will take you through a typical hardwood forest, while others go through beautiful pine growths. The trail crosses a stream in a few places. During dry weather; the stream may not have water in it.

The amenities at the Equestrian Staging Area include a paved parking lot to accommodate large rigs, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a vault toilet, hitching posts, trash cans and a recycling can. Campers in Campground 2 have access from the basic loop and the electric loop. This trail is a loop, but you can use just a portion of it because of its length and intersections with other trails.

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
13 Miles 9 hours, 45 minutes Loop Red

Equestrian Staging Area