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County House Trail

Map & Address 2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

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Trail Miles: 2.0 miles, concrete with limestone side path, (limestone only around lake at Twin Lakes Recreation Area)

Trailheads & Connectors

(A) MKT Trail Access (Between MKT mile marker 3.0 and 3.5) – 0.0 mile mark

(A) MKT Trail Access (Between MKT mile marker 3.0 and 3.5) – 0.0 mile mark

Map & Address: County House Trail

County House Trail

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Trail: County House Trail

The lake trail will lead out to the MKT Trail from the southeast corner of Twin Lakes Recreation Area. From there you can travel east on the MKT Trail to downtown Columbia or west all the way to the KATY Trail. (Photo facing east on the MKT Trail.)

MKT Trail at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

 

 

(D) Twin Lakes Recreation Area Entry, 2500 Chapel Hill Rd. – 1.1 mile mark

(D) Twin Lakes Recreation Area Entry, 2500 Chapel Hill Rd. – 1.1 mile mark

Map & Address: 2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

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Trail: County House Trail

On the south side of Chapel Hill Rd. the concrete trail enters Twin Lakes Recreation Area and runs on the west side of the entry road until it connects with the entry road near the parking lot. The route uses the parking lot to get to the shelter, where it connects to the gravel trail around the lake. A 0.6 mile trek around the lake will take you from the shelter to the MKT Trail.

Lake trail at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

 

 

 

(E) Ridgemont Rd./College Park Dr. Access – 1.75 mile mark

(E) Ridgemont Rd./College Park Dr. Access – 1.75 mile mark

Map & Address: County House Trail 65203 USA

County House Trail, Columbia, MO 65203

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Trail: County House Trail

On the south side of Ridgemont Rd. at College Park Dr. you can access the trail portion that leads south to Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Ridgemont Road access to County House Trail

 

The trail crosses County House Branch three times before arriving at Chapel Hill Rd. The trail goes under Chapel Hill Rd. at the bridge. A heavy rain will cause the creek to rise and fill the underpass, at which time it will be unpassable. Since the route under the bridge is below creek level, a pump was installed to pump the water out of the box once the creek level drops.

County House Trail from Ridgemont to Twin Lakes

 

 

(F) Stadium Blvd./College Park Dr. Access – 2.0 mile mark

(F) Stadium Blvd./College Park Dr. Access – 2.0 mile mark

Map & Address: County House Trail 65203 USA

County House Trail, Columbia, MO 65203

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Trail: County House Trail

The trail can be accessed on the northeast corner of the intersection of Stadium Blvd. and College Park Dr. The trail safely routes under Stadium Blvd., so trail users do not have to cross traffic on the street.

Stadium Blvd access for County House Trail

 

The trail tunnels under Stadium Blvd. and is lighted so that trail users can see their way safely through the box.

Stadium Blvd. tunnel

 

The trail then travels south from Stadium Blvd. toward Ridgemont Rd.

County House Trail from Stadium Blvd. to Ridgemont Raod

 

The trail runs along College Park Drive south of Stadium Blvd. until it comes to Ridgemont Rd.

County House Trail on College Park Drive south of Stadium Blvd.

 

 

Trail Information

County House Trail Map - PDF

Trail Guide Brochure

County House Trail is a two-mile trail in the southwest quadrant of the city that extends from Stadium Blvd. at College Park Dr. to the MKT Trail at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. It is an 8-foot-wide concrete trail with a gravel side path between Stadium and the Twin Lakes Recreation Area entrance. Once inside Twin Lakes Recreation Area the trail routes through the parking lot and around the lake where it connects to the MKT Trail on the southeast corner of the park. The trail enables a large residential population north of Chapel Hill Rd. and north of Stadium Blvd. to enjoy a recreational commute to the MKT Trail as they travel alongside and cross over the County House Branch. 

Image of Columbia city map showing County House Trail


County House Trail History

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