Grindstone Nature Trail
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Trail: Hinkson Creek Trail
Trail Miles: 5.2 miles, dirt
Maps & DocumentsMap of Grindstone Nature Area
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 of Historic Places 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.