Part of the Smoky Hill region in the north-central part of the state, the Dakota formations are the remains of beach sands and sediments of the Cretaceous Period, the interval of geologic time from about 144 to 66 million years ago. Sanstone and sedimentary rock, is held together by natural cement. The concreations that make up Mushroom Rocks are cemented calcium carbonate. The largest rock measures 27 feet in diameter.

on Mushroom Rock Trail

1 month ago

Nice little trail, good if you or your dogs need to stretch your legs. A very short trip on a dirt road right off of highway 140 or if leaving Kanopolis Lake you can get to it from highway 141 too. I live close by & my dogs just love going out there. There is poison ivy, make sure kids know what it looks like.

hiking
6 months ago

I was not too impressed. It's a very small park. I was able to walk the whole trail area in 15 min. The rocks formations are cool but I would suggest just looking at a picture online and save yourself the trouble of the dirt roads. There is one bench and one picnic table. Pit vaults available.

hiking
7 months ago

Return trip enroute out west. A nice break when traveling and nice rock formations. Well worth the side trip.

nice rock formations, nice place for a picnic......

As unique as the rock formations were, the trail didn't have too much to offer.

nature trips
2 years ago

Nice for looking at beautiful rocks.

hiking
2 years ago

Great place to stop and check out!

on Mushroom Rock Trail

hiking
5 years ago

walking
5 years ago

Mushroom Rock Park is a very unique rock formations. Well worth a side trip there when you are in the area.