Blossom Rock Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Edgar Springs, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Rolla, MO go 12 miles south on Hwy 63; turn west onto Forest Road 1892 (marked aby entrance sign). Follow this road 1.5 miles to to the Lane Spring recreation area.
I hiked this trail the last week in October 2016. The terrain was moderate, and it was a short loop of about 35 minutes. The "blossom rock" was a fun site. The trail was cleared fairly well but the track was pretty thin and covered in leaves in some spots, but followable. However, there were no markings or blazes for the trail. Most of the trees that have fallen on the path have been cut, but there were 2 or 3 climb-overs. The trail has two entrances, one by the host campsite (shown on the topo here, and one between campsite 16 and 17. The only difference is about 75 yards of trekking on the north of the Lane Springs campground (shown by the straight line on the topo track.) There were 2 or 3 good views of the river.
The description makes it sound better than it is. This is an ordinary Ozark hill country hike. Did have a nice view of the river. This is not a destination hike, but there is some nice trout fishing and a pleasant little campground.