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Bear Creek Trail


Address: Columbia, Missouri
Website: visit site

The Bear Creek Trail is a 4.8 mile long limestone trail, located in northern Columbia, and links two of the city’s most popular large parks.


The Bear Creek Trail links two of the city’s most popular large parks, the 533-acre Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area and the 81.5-acre Albert-Oakland Park. In general, the trail follows the natural drainage system of the Bear Creek and runs in an east/west direction across the northern part of the city. The limestone trail is approximately 4.8 miles in length. The preliminary planning for Bear Creek Trail began as part of the City’s Greenbelt Plan in the early 1990’s and was dedicated in November 2001.  Visit the website for information on the trailheads and connectors.