Hiking Trails Near Hermann

Grand Bluffs

A two-mile trail leads to a scenic overlook deck atop 300-foot-high dolomite bluffs, providing spectacular views.

Directions: From Rhineland travel approximately 6.25 miles west on Highway 94. Turn right (north) onto Bluffton Road (County Road 291) and travel for 0.3 mile to a parking lot and trailhead on the east side of the road. A 1 mile long hiking trail leads from the parking lot to an overlook on the bluffs. Alternatively visitors can hike or bike along the KATY Trail between mile markers 105 and 110 to see the bluffs from below. Hunting is allowed on the natural area but not the KATY Trail State Park.

Daniel Boone Conservation Area

Named for the great pioneer and woodsman, Daniel Boone Conservation Area comprises 3,520 acres in western Warren County.

Directions: From Jonesburg, take Route Y southwest 5 miles, then take Tower Road southwest 2 miles.

Little Lost Creek Conservation Area

Little Lost Creek, a partially spring-fed Ozark stream, runs through this 2,899-acre area in Warren County. Artifacts indicate that several tribes of Native Americans may have hunted here. Daniel Boone homesteaded a few miles southeast of Little Lost Creek.

Directions: From Pendleton, take Route B south 4 miles, or from Pendleton take, Route EE south 4 miles.

The Katy Trail

Katy Trail State Park is the longest developed rail-trail in the country. Built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, the park stretches for 240 miles between Clinton and Machens with 26 trailheads and four fully restored railroad depots along the way. 

Directions: From Hermann go about two miles north on Highway 19 to McKittrick. The McKittrick trailhead is at trail mile marker 100.8. A parking lot is next to the trail.