Trails

Harris Creek Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 1/3 mile accessible loop; 1 mile loop; 2 mile loop 
  • Location of trail: Harris Creek Trail begins across from the visitor center access road along Refuge Road. 
  • Surface: Packed, crushed granite; dirt and grass 
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate 
  • Information: A photo blind overlooks a small pond just 300 feet down the trail. The one-mile loop passes through forested areas and by several ponds. The two-mile loop takes you to a more hilly area with grasslands and some openings. A variety of birds and wildlife live in this area. 

Raasch Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 1.5 miles (one way) 
  • Location of trail: Just north of the visitor center at the intersection of Refuge Road and Wildlife Drive. Park near (but do not block) the gate. 
  • Surface: Gravel, dirt, grass 
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Information: This trail follows a section of the former KATY Railroad bed. It passes by small creeks, farmed fields, and bottomland forests. 

Haller’s Haven Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 2.7 miles round-trip 
  • Location of trail: Goode Day Use Picnic Area 
  • Surface: Dirt, grass 
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Information: This popular trail passes through bottomland hardwoods, past two ponds, slightly uphill then makes a loop through forested uplands, and grasslands. The second pond, located ¼ mile down the trail, is a great place to see any of the seven species of woodpeckers found on the refuge plus often a variety of wading birds and raptors. 

Crow Hill Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 1 mile round-trip 
  • Location of trail: South end of Silliman Road off Wildlife Drive 
  • Surface: Dirt and grass  
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Information: From the parking lot walk through the gate opening and up the short hill. You will see the trail on your left in about 200 yards. Once you enter the forested area the trail splits into two directions and forms a loop. Either direction you walk will return you to that location. 

Meadow Pond Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length:  5.7 miles round-trip 
  • Location of trail: Southwest end of Wildlife Drive 
  • Surface: Gravel, dirt and grass  
  • Difficulty: Easy  
  • Information: Park at the trailhead near the gate or in the parking lot across Bennett Lane at the Day Use Area. Meadow Pond Trail is located on a section of the former KATY (Missouri, Kansas, Texas) Railroad bed. Forests, Deaver Pond, several tributaries of Big Mineral Creek, and farmed fields along the trail provide habitat for many species of birds and wildlife. Watch for deer and turkey, listen to songbirds, and keep an eye out for bald eagles that nest in the vicinity. 

 

Crow Hill Trail

Open Season: Open year round Location of trail: South end of Silliman Road off Wildlife Drive Surface: Dirt and grassInformation: From the parking lot walk through the gate opening and up the short hill. You will see the trail on your left in about 200 yards. Once you enter the forested area the trail splits into two directions and forms a loop. Either direction you walk will return you to that location. 
Trail Length (mi)
0.53
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Route Type
Loop
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Haller's Haven Nature Trail

Open Season: Open year round Location of trail: Goode Day Use Picnic Area Surface: Dirt, grass Information: This popular trail passes through bottomland hardwoods, past two ponds, slightly uphill then makes a loop through forested uplands, and grasslands. The second pond, located 0.25 miles down the trail, is a great place to see any of the seven species of woodpeckers found on the refuge plus often a variety of wading birds and raptors. 
Trail Length (mi)
1.99
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Out & back
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Harris Creek Trail

Open Season: Open year round Location of trail: Harris Creek Trail begins across from the visitor center access road along Refuge Road. Surface: packed, crushed granite; dirt and grass Information: A photo blind overlooks a small pond just 300 feet down the trail. The one-mile loop passes through forested areas and by several ponds. The two-mile loop takes you to a more hilly area with grasslands and some openings. A variety of birds and wildlife live in this area. 
Trail Length (mi)
1.84
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Route Type
Loop
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Meadow Pond Trail

Open Season: Open year round Location of trail: Southwest end of Wildlife Drive Surface: Gravel, dirt and grass  Information: Park at the trailhead near the gate or in the parking lot across Bennett Lane at the Day Use Area. Meadow Pond Trail is located on a section of the former KATY (Missouri, Kansas, Texas) Railroad bed. Forests, Deaver Pond, several tributaries of Big Mineral Creek, and farmed fields along the trail provide habitat for many species of birds and wildlife. Watch for deer and turkey, listen to songbirds, and keep an eye out for bald eagles that nest in the vicinity. 
Trail Length (mi)
2.98
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Out & back
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Myers Photoblind Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.06
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