Harpst Trail

Managed by Missouri State Parks

Harpst Trail is a relatively short loop trail but it can be a fairly strenuous hike in some portions. A bench about halfway along the trail provides a place to rest. The trail offers a journey through a portion of the mature river hills woods that were once common along the Missouri River in northwest Missouri. Signs along the trail provide information on the park's role as an Important Birding Area and list birds common to the park. The entire trail is a natural soil base and portions may be covered with leaves. Tree roots and exposed rocks are common in the trail bed.

White Connector 1 (0.20 miles) links the West Ridge and Harpst trails to Weston Bluffs Trail. The connector takes hikers from the scenic bluffs above the Missouri River on the West Ridge/Harpst trails down to Weston Bluffs Trail that follows the park's western border and

Trailhead & GPS Location:
1) At Overlook; 39.38778, -94.87955
2) At Overlook; 39.38802, -94.87900

You may experience:

  • Natural Surface-dirt/mud/gravel, shifting rock, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10%
  • Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail

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: 124 ft
Distance Distance: .06 Mile
Elevation Elevation Gain: 124 ft
Surface Surface: Natural, Rugged

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

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.