3M Wetland Trail

3M Wetland Trail

 A gravel loop trail around the 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands gives MKT Trail users an interesting detour off the main trail.

Trail Miles: 1.25 miles, limestone

Albert Oakland Fitness Trail

Albert-Oakland Trail & Fitness Circuit

Park visitors are invited to try out the Albert-Oakland physical fitness circuit where they can turn fitness into outdoor fun! The one-mile concrete hard-surface trail channels users through a series of 11 exercise stations featuring self-propelled cardio equipment and body weight-resistance workstations designed for various ages and fitness levels.

Address: 1900 Blue Ridge Rd. Columbia, MO

Trail Miles: Loop Trail - 0.6 mile, concrete; Total Trail - 1 mile, concrete

Cosmo Fitness Trail

Cosmo Fitness Trail

This 1.25-mile, 10-ft.wide asphalt trail is open to walkers, skaters, and bikers. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail. It winds through the south end of Cosmo Park.

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Trail Miles: 1.25 miles, asphalt

Cosmo Nature Trail

Cosmo Nature Trail

This loop trail of moderate steepness features a 530-foot boardwalk through a marsh created by resident beavers. The trail begins near Antimi Shelter and Columbia Skate Park at the north end of Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area and meanders through a heavily wooded nature area and wetlands where you will see a variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. You may even catch a glimpse of a beaver at work! (No bikes, please.)

Address: 1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Trail Miles: 1.3 miles, dirt

Cosmo-Bethel Lake Trail

Cosmo-Bethel Lake Trail

This concrete trail encircles the fishing lake and has two  ADA fishing bulbouts and some benches along the way. The majority of the trail travels through open areas, with a short portion of the trail passing through a shady area that has a bridge crossing on the east side. Views of the park and lake from the trail make this an enjoyable place to get your walking exercise in.

Address: 4500 Bethel St.

Trail Miles: 0.46 mile, concrete

Fairview Park Nature Trail

Fairview Nature Trail

This 27-acre park is located in west-central Columbia on Fairview Road, adjacent to Fairview Elementary School. The 0.5-mile trail begins at the park's picnic shelter and leads through a wooded area, circles a small pond, passes by the park's four tennis courts and returns to the shelter. This trail, mostly of a dirt surface, is suitable for walking, jogging, or nature study.

Address: 1001 Fairview Rd.

Trail Miles: 0.5 mile, dirt

Forum Nature Area Trail

Forum Wetland Trails

Enjoy a peaceful walk on the gravel 1.8-mile wetland loop. This trail can be accessed from the Forum Nature Area Trailhead or across the entrance from where the County House Trail meets the MKT Trail. Bicycles are not allowed on the Forum Loop.

Address: 2701 Forum Blvd.

Trail Miles: 1.8 miles, limestone

Indian Hills Park Trail

Indian Hills Trail

The 0.8-mile gravel trail winds around the shelter and playgrounds and leads to the more wooded areas where you might catch a glimpse of someone playing disc golf on the 18-hole course.

Address: 5009 Aztec Rd.

Trail Miles: Perimeter trail only - 0.8 mile; Total trail - 1.0 mile, limestone

Kiwanis Park Trail

Kiwanis Park Trail

The heavily wooded 19-acre Kiwanis Park may be accessed from the east off of Maplewood Dr. or from the west on College Park Dr.  The 0.9-mile dirt and gravel trail traverses the park's steep hillsides and connects the east and west picnic shelters. This trail is not recommended for wheelchairs. Both park visitors and students at the adjacent Russell Boulevard Elementary School find this trail offers opportunities to observe many species of native Missouri flora and fauna.

Address: 926 College Park Dr.

Trail Miles: 0.9 mile, limestone and dirt

Nifong Park Trail.

Nifong Nature Trails

Visitors may wander around the grounds of the historic Maplewood Farm site or choose to walk the 1.3 miles of trail to explore the natural wooded area of the park. Other amenities of Nifong Park include a lake, a reservable shelter, and the Maplewood Barn with an outdoor theater.

Address: 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

Philips Lake Trail Family With Dog

Philips Lake Trail

This gravel trail encircles the 40-acre lake at A. Perry Philips Park. Trail users can enjoy a view of the lake busy with fishers and boaters (trolling motors only). There are two single table shelters along the lake trail to provide a shady place to picnic.

Address: 5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy.

Trail Miles: 1.4 miles, limestone

Rock Quarry Park Trail Aerial

Rock Quarry Trail

This 19-acre park features a 0.6-mile gravel walking trail loop with varying grades that encircles the park's picnic shelter, pond, playground, large playing fields, and Rock Quarry House. The park is located just off Grindstone Pkwy., which can be accessed from either Rock Quarry Rd. or Old Hwy. 63 via Ponderosa St.

Address: 2002 Grindstone Pkwy.

Trail Miles: 0.6 mile, limestone

Stephens Lake Park Trail

Stephens Lake Park Trails

Stephens Lake Park trails have something for everyone. Two trails, including a 0.6-mile lake trail and a 1.7-mile perimeter trail, allow park users to enjoy the scenic views as they walk, run, bike, or wheel.

Address: 2001 E. Broadway

Trail Miles: Lake Trail - 0.6 mile; Perimeter Trail - 1.7 miles, concrete