May 16, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Celebrate National Trails Day June 2 with Missouri State Parks

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 16, 2018 – The public is invited to celebrate National Trails Day with Missouri State Parks Saturday, June 2 at many family-friendly activities across the state. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails with events across the United States to promote awareness and the benefits of trails.

A wide variety of National Trails Day events will be offered at eight Missouri State Parks, including hikes to look for bison and urban hikes, as well as activities to help participants experience Missouri’s frontier and to identify plants and animals along the trail. The day also encourages visitors to head out on any state park trail to create their own trail adventure.

A list of events and other information about National Trails Day events is available online at

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