Pirate Ridge Trail Hike planned Wednesday, Oct. 9

For the Courier-Post
Posted: Oct. 7, 2019 11:56 am

HANNIBAL – The Pirate Ridge Trail is part of Sodalis Nature Preserve, but often unnoticed by anyone walking on the paved trail.

A Pirate Ridge Trail Hike will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at  Sodalis Nature Preserve. Participants will explore the Pirate Ridge Trail while observing seasonal changes. The trail is rustic so the three-mile hike will be on rugged terrain and will take about two hours. Participants will start at the parking lot. Pirate Ridge Trail was named by the Missouri science class at Hannibal High School.

Gale Rublee, Hannibal Parks and Recreation interpreter guide, said the hike will be a good opportunity for anyone reluctant to try to trail alone. Rublee has more than 25 years of experience as a nature educator. She is a founding member of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists chapter in Hannibal and is coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education in Theater Initiative.

The hike is free but reservations requested by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 573-221-0154 or emailing


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