• Nature Trail at Grindstone Nature Area

Capen Nature Trail

Map & Address opens in a new window1600 Capen Park Dr.

Trail: Hinkson Creek Trail

Trail Miles: 0.2 miles, dirt

Maps & Documents

Map of Capen Park

Trail Information

Informal trails allow visitors to wander over most of this 230+-acre natural area. Native prairie grasses, sheer limestone cliffs, and a diversity of vegetation, wildlife and landforms provide great visual interest. The Grindstone and Hinkson Creeks, plus the Gordon Tract, which is a National Register Archaeologic Site, are features of this natural area. The parks are located in southeast Columbia and can be accessed from the east off of Old Hwy. 63 South or from the west off of Rock Quarry Rd. The City’s portion of the Hinkson Creek Trail begins in Grindstone Nature Area, connects to Capen Park and then to the Hinkson Creek Recreation Area on the University of Missouri Campus.