St. Joe State Park
St. Joe State Park Trails

Off-Road trails

The off-road vehicle (ORV) section of the park is approx. 2,000 acres, with over 800 acres of that being "salt flats." The rest is wooded hillsides, some of which can be steep in places. The area is open to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), dune buggies, and four-wheel drive vehicles.

The ORV staging area/parking lot is located north of the park office, and features three small shelters, vault toilets, water, a changing house, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and an ORV wash station. The wash station is free to those who have purchased a permit access to the riding area. Pim Lake and swimming beach is located in this area.

Equestrian Trails

Almost 15 miles of wooded trails are set aside for equestrian riders, as well as mountain bikers and hikers. Most of the trails are smooth and earthen, but some can get pretty rocky. Portions of the trails also follow small streams.

Bicycle Trails

Over 13 miles of trail in the park are paved for bicyclists. Motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on the paved section, but bicycles, hikers, skate boarders and roller bladers are allowed. Most of the paved trails are fairly flat, but some sections can be somewhat steep. Spur trails connect the paved bicycle trail with the Pim Day-Use area and the Missouri Mines State Historic Site.