Harpst TrailManaged by Missouri State Parks
Harpst Trail is a relatively short loop trail but it can be a fairly strenuous hike in some portions. A bench about halfway along the trail provides a place to rest. The trail offers a journey through a portion of the mature river hills woods that were once common along the Missouri River in northwest Missouri. Signs along the trail provide information on the park's role as an Important Birding Area and list birds common to the park. The entire trail is a natural soil base and portions may be covered with leaves. Tree roots and exposed rocks are common in the trail bed.
White Connector 1 (0.20 miles) links the West Ridge and Harpst trails to Weston Bluffs Trail. The connector takes hikers from the scenic bluffs above the Missouri River on the West Ridge/Harpst trails down to Weston Bluffs Trail that follows the park's western border and
Trailhead & GPS Location:
1) At Overlook; 39.38778, -94.87955
2) At Overlook; 39.38802, -94.87900
You may experience:
- Natural Surface-dirt/mud/gravel, shifting rock, slippery surface, etc.
- Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
- Steep grades and inclines more than 10%
- Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail