The trail at Watkins Mill State Park is a paved, easy loop great for all sorts of outdoor activities such as bike riding, running, and hiking.
The trail loops around the lake, giving you views through gaps in the forest. Along the trail are picnic areas, a beach, an historical area, and fishing opportunities. Low elevation gain and a reasonable length makes this a perfect spot for beginners.
From Kansas City MO, take I-35 North to MO 92. Take MO 92 East to County Highway AC. Turn North on AC and then right at the sign for the park.
Parking areas are numerous, and almost all of them connect to the loop trail.
Park Office: 816-580-3387