Places To Go
The Wagner Perspective
Following is a list of suggested activities for visiting the Mormon Pioneer NHT. Inquiries about trail segments not listed are best made locally. See the Links and Resources and Trail Sites to Visit pages for more information, and the Auto Tour Route pages for driving directions through each state.
Short Hikes (usually less than 300 yards to trail ruts or historic sites)
Long Hikes (access to extensive trail segments)
4x4 and Horse Access (extensive trail segments)
Did You Know?
Joseph Smith and several other high church leaders were jailed here and placed under the guard of local units of the Illinois State Militia. A few days later, on June 27, 1844, a mob of some 200 men stormed the Carthage jail and murdered Joseph and his brother, Hyrum Smith. More...