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The Hinkson Creek Trail is a recreational path going through various nature areas of Columbia before connecting to the MKT Trail. The trail is great for walking, jogging and biking. Pets are allowed. Hinkson Creek is accessible from the trail, and the trail is accessible through the Grindstone Nature Area, Capen Park and entry points at MU.
Trail: 4.25 miles, limestone
Contact: Parks & Recreation Department, City of Columbia
For maintenance concerns along the MU portion of the trail, call:
MU Recreation Services Facilities Operations
For general information or questions contact: Tammy Miller
This 10-foot wide section of the trail connects the parking lot at Grindstone Nature Area to Capen Park. It is about one mile long and includes two bridges. The bridges are designed to imitate the old railroad bridges along the Missouri River. The trail was completed and was dedicated on May 6, 2000. The trail allows visitors to experience more than 230 acres of prairie grasses, limestone cliffs and the natural vegetation of Columbia.
This mile long section of the trail begins just after the second bridge from the Grindstone Nature Area. This part of the trail goes under Rock Quarry Road and through a scenic forested area along Hinkson Creek. It connects to MU. There, the trail becomes the MU Recreation Trail, but it is still part of the greater Hinkson Creek Trail.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2012