Hiking Missouri

Hiking Missouri

by Kevin Lohraff

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ISBN-13: 9780880118934
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Series: America's Best Day Hiking Series
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Kevin M. Lohraff has worked in the natural resource management field since 1987. As a park naturalist at Meramec State Park, he led presentations, tours, and programs for groups of park visitors concerning local flora, fauna, caves, and natural habitats and communities. He also spent two years as a natural history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, learning about the state's native plants and becoming familiar with its natural areas. As a national park ranger in New Jersey, he independently pioneered an entomological study that helped lead to an endangered species-a beach tiger beetle-being reintroduced to the park.

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

Table of Contents


Part I: North
Chapter 1. Cuivre River State Park
Chapter 2. Graham Cave State Park
Chapter 3. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Chapter 4. Katy Trail State Park
Chapter 5. Mark Twain State Park and Historic Site
Chapter 6. Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Chapter 7. Thousand Hills State Park
Chapter 8. Pershing State Park
Chapter 9. Crowder State Park
Chapter 10. Wallace State Park
Chapter 11. Weston Bend State Park
Chapter 12. Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Part II: Southeast
Chapter 13. Urban St. Louis
Chapter 14. Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
Chapter 15. Mastodon State Historic Site
Chapter 16. Trail of Tears State Park
Chapter 17. Big Oak Tree State Park
Chapter 18. Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
Chapter 19. Lake Wappapello State Park
Chapter 20. Sam A. Baker State Park
Chapter 21. Rock Pile Mountain Wilderness
Chapter 22. Silver Mines Recreation Area
Chapter 23. Crane Lake Recreation Area
Chapter 24. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Chapter 25. Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
Chapter 26. Bell Mountain Wilderness
Chapter 27. Elephant Rocks State Park
Chapter 28. Hawn State Park
Chapter 29. St. Francois State Park
Chapter 30. Washington State Park
Chapter 31. Meramec State Park
Chapter 32. Onondaga Cave State Park
Chapter 33. Big Spring
Chapter 34. Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Part III: South Central
Chapter 35. Grand Gulf State Park
Chapter 36. Greer Spring
Chapter 37. McCormack Recreation Area
Chapter 38. Alley Spring
Chapter 39. Lane Spring Recreation Area
Chapter 40. Mill Creek
Chapter 41. Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area
Chapter 42. Slabtown River Access
Chapter 43. Paddy Creek Wilderness
Chapter 44. Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Chapter 45. Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Chapter 46. Van Meter State Park
Chapter 47. Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Chapter 48. Bennett Spring State Park
Chapter 49. Hercules Glades Wilderness

Part IV: Southwest
Chapter 50. Pomme de Terre State Park
Chapter 51. Harry S Truman State Park
Chapter 52. Knob Noster State Park
Chapter 53. Urban Kansas City
Chapter 54. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Chapter 55. Piney Creek Wilderness
Chapter 56. Roaring River State Park
Chapter 57. George Washington Carver National Monument
Chapter 58. Prairie State Park

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

From the Publisher

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""Hiking Missouri will help people enjoy and understand outdoor Missouri. Kevin Lohraff 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. His 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.""
Richard Thom
Chief of the Natural History Section of the Missouri Conservation Department and Chairman of the Missouri Natural Areas Committee

""A very handy, and accurate, trail guide. I found some old favorites, and some soon-to-be favorites.""
Tom Uhlenbrock
Environmental Writer
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Tom Uhlenbrock

A very handy, and accurate, trail guide. I found some old favorites, and some soon-to-be favorites.
— Tom Uhlenbrock, Environmental Writer

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Hiking Missouri 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
all4metals on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book really useful. If you are hiking in Missouri, you should have a copy. The author has visited almost all of the sites. He has useful hints about each area.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells you EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine about ALL of the hiking trails in Missouri. Directions, degree of difficulty, history of the trail, distance, special points along each trail, and a lot more. If you hike Missouri, or if you simply enjoy exploring Missouri's outdoors then this is a book you've got to have. My wife gave this to me for Christmas, and it was the best gift I received. I've lived in Missouri most of my life (I will be 40 this year). With this book, I discovered great nature trails that are as close as one hour's drive from my home. Trails that I didn't even know existed. This book makes a great gift. Buy it!!!!!!!!