1ST 2ND Hit the Trails 3RD XX RURAL MISSOURI | JANUARY 2021 From dirt biking to hiking to horseback riding, there are trails throughout the Missouri State Park and Historic Site system. Entrants in this category were asked to show off what made Missouri's trails so popular. 1st: " Hiking Bennett Springs " by Wade Brabits, Platte City. Wade captured this frame beautifully with the hiker perfectly silhouetted by the light from the opening. 2nd: " The Illuminated Path " by Justin Smith, De Soto. The Katy Trail is a spectacular rails-to-trails project that crosses the state from east to west. Justin made this photo inside an old train tunnel on the trail. 3rd: " Colorful Trails " by Mary Logan, Odessa. Mary captured this photo of her grandchildren during the height of fall colors in early October at Watkins Mill State Park.