Hiking Missouri - 2nd Edition

Hiking Missouri - 2nd Edition

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by Kevin Lohraff

Hiking Missouri is your complete guide to 127 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From St. Louis to the Ozarks to Kansas City, and all trails in between, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Show-Me State.

In this one-of-a-kind resource you'll find these features:

-Detailed descriptions of every


Hiking Missouri is your complete guide to 127 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From St. Louis to the Ozarks to Kansas City, and all trails in between, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Show-Me State.

In this one-of-a-kind resource you'll find these features:

-Detailed descriptions of every hike, in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail

-Phone numbers and Web sites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 71 of the state's most scenic parks and natural areas

-Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest

-A convenient trail finder with a summary of each trail's features and available facilities

Hiking Missouri brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And its descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won't miss anything on your trip. Hiking Missouri is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors!

Editorial Reviews

The Human Kinetics Best Day Hiking series aims at getting you on the path, giving you the information you need to become a confident trail walker. This guide provides entries on over 100 scenic day hikes throughout Missouri. Each entry includes detailed descriptions of every hike, including special points of interest; estimated hiking time and distance; difficulty ratings for each trail; phone numbers and web sites; park hours and rules; and nearby available facilities. Honestly, these books offer a wealth of information.

Product Details

Human Kinetics Publishers
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Edition description:
Second Edition
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Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Richard Thom
Hiking Missouri by Kevin Lohraff will help people enjoy and understand outdoor Missouri. Kevin has featured many of Missouri's most interesting trails with up-to-date, first hand information that will be helpful both in planning a hike and in doing one. Kevin's knowledge and skill as a naturalist show through in each trail description as he shares insight on the plants, animals, geology, conservation, and cultural history that make each trail special. He has chosen trails that highlight the diverse landscapes and natural features of Missouri. Many of the routes traverse designated Missouri Natural Areas. Because of its strong natural history and conservation content, this book does much more than recommend and describe routes for great hikes. It provides users with background that will help make each hike memorable and a learning experience. Hiking Missouri is a valuable contribution to outdoor recreational enjoyment in this diverse and fascinating state.
— Richard Thom, Chief, Natural History Section of the Missouri Conservation Department Chairman, Missouri Natural Areas Committee
Tom Uhlenbrock
A very handy, and accurate, trail guide. I found some old favorites, and some soon-to-be favorites.
— Tom Uhlenbrock, Environmental Writer

Meet the Author

Kevin M. Lohraff has been helping people learn about, enjoy, and appreciate nature since 1987. He has worked for the National Park Service, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation in the positions of Park Ranger, Park Naturalist, Ecological Stewardship Crew Member, Natural History Biologist, Aquatic Education Assistant, Interpretive Programs Supervisor, and Assistant Nature Center Manager. Currently, Lohraff is the Outdoor Skills Education Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation, where he helps people learn skills that help them enjoy and connect with the outdoors.

Lohraff holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Missouri State University. A resident of Centertown, MO, he enjoys canoeing, fishing, and gravel bar camping on Ozark streams.

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Hiking Missouri - 2nd Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mohiker More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with the author¿s first issue of ¿Hiking Missouri.¿ The observations he made, based on his natural history background, easily oriented the hiker to what was special about the area, why it was special, and where to find it. His book on 102 hikes spread throughout Missouri had surpassed all previous publications by other authors for quality and detail until now. With this new edition, the author not only added 25 more interesting hikes, he also updated the hikes from his original book. This extra effort is extremely important because there is nothing more frustrating than using an outdated book where the information may not be as reliable due to trail changes or closures.

My only nit about the book, and it is a small one, is that I wish the publisher had put the state map, with all the trail locations, ahead of the trail chart for a little easier orientation.

The author has put a lot of time and effort in producing this definitive hiking guide to the state of Missouri. For those that want to have a quality outdoor experience, this book is a must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to survive the recession? Buy this book! Hiking provides free entertainment and fitness. Hiking Missouri is an easy-to-use guide to great trails in every corner of the state¿and from downtown St. Louis and Kansas City to wilderness areas. Author Kevin Lohraff not only tells you how to get there, but what natural and historical wonders you will find along the trail, and the best time to see them. Great writing, maps and photos make this a great read from the armchair as well.