Best Easy Day Hikes Missouri Ozarks includes descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails, from scenic ridgetops to quiet valleys and cool hollows. Discover the petroglyphs strewn throughout the Rockywood Trail; stroll through a scenic mixed-hardwood trail on the Indian Point Trail; or explore some of the best remaining upland savannas in Missouri on the Chinquapin Trail.
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Casual hikes to challenging adventures
After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes
Hikes for everyone, including families
Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps
Trail Finder for best hikes for children, dogs, and views
JD Tanner and Emily Ressler Tanner met in the Midwest and have spent much of their adulthood traveling back and forth across the United States. Their educational backgrounds are in outdoor recreation and education, and they have over 20 years of combined outdoor education experience. Before becoming authors for Falcon Guides, they spent three years promoting responsible outdoor recreation as part of the educational traveling program known as the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. This opportunity gave them the chance to explore all of the lower 48 states and work with a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. Logging over 700 nights in a tent during that time, they visited almost 50 National Parks as they climbed, hiked, biked, and paddled throughout the United States. They served as revisers for Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region and are authors of Best Easy Day Hikes St. Louis (both FalconGuides). JD is currently the Outdoor Recreation Director at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, and Emily teaches at the Mosaic Academy in Aztec, New Mexico.
Their shared love of wild places and their commitment to environmental education has provided them with the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. When the two are not off teaching a course you might find them searching for state highpoints, planning their next big adventure, or hitting the trail for FalconGuides.