Hiking at Rock Bridge Park's Deer Run Trail


1. Start out going EAST on US-54 E/US-63 N/CF RED WHALEY EXPY. 1.6 mi

2. Merge onto US-63 N toward COLUMBIA. 21.1 mi |

3. Turn LEFT onto MO-163. 3.6 mi

4. Turn RIGHT to stay on MO-163. 1.8 mi

5. 5901 S HIGHWAY 163.

Once you get to S Highway 163 continue through and follow the signs to get into Rock Bridge Park and then look for Picnic area near Deer Run Trail.

Things to consider: Wear good shoes, bring suntan lotion, hand santizer and a smile. We might eat after the hike? Description of the Trail: Length: 3.25 Miles

Deer Run Trail - 3.2 miles - hiking and mountain biking
Deer Run Trail begins from the northern picnic areas. The trail traverses up and down wooded hills along the park’s northwestern boundary. Then it descends to the flat bottomlands and runs along the banks of the Little Bonne Femme Creek, where it intersects Spring Brook Trail before looping back to its starting point. Deer are common in the area due to secluded woods and grassy openings. Signs of beavers and muskrats are sometimes seen along the stream. The loud calls of pileated woodpeckers and kingfishers are sometimes heard in the stream vicinity. Deer Run Trail is signed with yellow arrows.

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  • Carolyn Nichols

    Always enjoy the park.

    October 22, 2012

  • Rick L

    I was a great afternoon with fun people and a pretty good hike.

    October 21, 2012

  • Rick L

    We be hiking.

    October 19, 2012

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