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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 20, 2023 – Welcome in the new year at Montauk State Park with a guided hike on Pine Ridge Trail. The moderately difficult trail has some steep sections as it winds through Montauk Upland Forest Natural Area and along a ridge of mature pine woodlands. The trail is less than 2 miles long and the hike begins at 10 a.m.

Participants must register at h and use the “Choose Date” box to find the listing. For assistance in registering, call 573-548-2225. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Montauk State Park is located at 345 County Road 6670 in Salem.

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For detailed information on any of these activities, please visit For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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