News Release 324

Fall hikes planned for Saturdays in October at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Volume 39-324 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., SEPT. 26, 2011 -- Discover the beauty of fall in the Missouri River hills forest Saturday mornings this October at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. Each week, hikers will experience a different trail with hikes departing from the scheduled trail’s trailhead at 9 a.m. Most hikes will take approximately one and one-half hours, will be two miles or less and are free and open to the public.


Oct. 1 - Hawthorn Trail

Oct. 8 - Virginia Day Trail

Oct. 15 - Woodbine Trail

Oct. 22 - Paved Bike Trail

Oct. 29 - Dogwood Trail

The mornings will be spent enjoying nature by viewing numerous birds, mushrooms and wildlife, and discussing the processes that create Missouri’s colorful fall foliage. Bring your binoculars, cameras and sense of adventure for these fun-filled mornings on Babler State Park’s hiking trails.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA, between U.S. 40 and Highway 100. For more information, call the park directly at 636-458-3813 or by calling the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit