There are plenty of places in the City of Poplar Bluff to go for a walk, such as Shelby Trail, one of Poplar Bluff’s parks, or through the city itself.
If you’re more of the more adventurous type, however, Wolf Creek Trail is an easy three mile drive north of Poplar Bluff along Highway 67. Whether it’s a 5K, a half marathon, or just a Sunday stroll through the woods, the 21 miles of Wolf Creek Trail is a great way to experience the Mark Twain National Forest.
Looking for a bigger challenge? You can also take a short trip to one of the 23 Ozark Trail heads in our area. Get out and explore the heavy oak forests and small meadows by foot, bike, or even horse. The 35 miles of the Lake Wappapello section of the trails includes rolling oak and pine forest hills, woodlands, and field bottoms along the St. Francis River. It can even take you all the way to the beautiful Sam A. Baker State Park with over 390 miles of trail!
When you’re done exploring for the day, head on back to one of Poplar Bluff’s several restaurants where you can eat like a local before spending the evening in one of our comfortable lodging options.
You won’t mind when someone in Poplar Bluff tells you to “take a hike!”