Bear Creek Trail

Managed by Missouri State Parks

Bear Creek Trail is located in the floodplain of the Missouri River and is a good example of fairly common second-growth bottomland forest. It connects to Bear Creek and Missouri River and there are drop-offs at points along the trail. Many kinds of wildlife, including migratory songbirds, are commonly seen. The trail is accessed by crossing the Weston Bluffs Trail and the Burlington Northern Railway tracks. Caution should always be exercised in accessing this trail. The trail surface is natural surface, with occasional stones and tree roots in the trail walkway. The area is subject to standing water in the roadway as well as occasional flood events from the Missouri River.

Trailhead & GPS Location:
Western section of park – Missouri River;
39.39596, -94.89011


Address Park Address:
16600 Hwy. 45 North
Weston, MO 64098
Hours Hours: 7 AM to Sunset
URL Official Web URL: Click Here

Route Type Trail Type: Linear Trail
Distance Distance: 0.1 Mile
Elevation Elevation Gain: 9 ft
Surface Surface: Natural

Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

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