First Day Hike – Boone Homestead State Historic Site

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Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site will host a First Day Hike covering portions of all three of the site’s hiking trails – Spring Box, Interpretive and Prairie View – for a total of 2 miles. This moderately difficult hike will take guests through what was once a thriving 19th century homestead and give them a glimpse into what the early settlement of Ash Grove looked like. Along the way, the historic site superintendent will share the history of the Boone Homestead and stories from Ash Grove’s past.

This family-friendly event is free and open to all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle, wear appropriate hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

The hike will begin at the picnic shelter near the site office.

For more information or to check the status of the hike, call 417-751-3266.

Registration for this event is required, and a signup link will be available here:

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.


Sunday   10:00 am — 12:00 pm
7850 N. State Highway V
Ash Grove, MO 65604

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Required