Old Trails Road


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationMO
  • Length12 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
The Old Trails Road Scenic Byway Committee
Statewide Byway Partners
Missouri Department of Transportation
Visit Missouri
Old Trails Road


The Old Trails Road has been traveled by lots of explorers, pioneers, Native Americans, fur traders, trappers, gold seekers, covered wagons, Jayhawkers, Bushwhackers, coal miners, farmers, Civil War troops, early motorists, and modern day vehicles. The route travels from Napoleon to Missouri City as it travels along the Missouri River. You will find magnificent landmarks, river bluffs, hilltops, and cultural sights, then end at the Cooley Lake Conservation Area or stay in any of the B & B’s along the route to savor all the history and natural sites the area has to offer.

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