Dolomite Rock trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Dolomite Rock trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camdenton, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles Loop

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cave

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river

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wild flowers

The Dolomite trail takes you past both River Cave sinkhole entrances and along Dry Hollow and then loops through a large dolomite glade and dry chert and dolomite woodlands This trail consists of two loops. The south loop is one-half-mile long and starts at the overlook. It has 10 stops with an interpretive brochure describing the natural features. The trail takes you past both River Cave sinkhole entrances and along Dry Hollow, a tributary to River Cave.You will learn about the interaction of water with the surrounding bedrock, and the plants and animals that live in this environment. You will cross a dolomite glade and woodland and learn about managing these natural communities with fire. An intersection near interpretive stop 9 gives you the option to see more woodland and glade communities through the two-mile north loop. The additional loop crosses a large dolomite glade and dry chert and dolomite woodlands. The effects of the periodic prescribed fire are evident here with the great diversity of native grasses and wildflowers. The loop takes you back to the intersection of the smaller interpretive loop near stop 9. The interpretive loop will then return you to the River Cave Day-Use Area. The interpretive loop takes about 30 minutes to walk. A brochure for the interpretive portion is available at the bulletin board

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

Nice hike. Very popular, so you'll see a lot of people.

3 years ago

Overall, a very good trail, I've also heard rumors of there being a secret cave in a small ravine near the end of the trail.

hiking
4 years ago

Beautiful trail in the fall. Nice hike and easy to follow trail. Some elevation gain but nothing to bad.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice scenic trail with good views on top of a hill, plus neat woodland and rock formations. The trail could use better markings, there are at least 2 intersections not marked on the map that can be confusing. But if you get off on a side trail it will loop back around anyway. Overall a beautiful, easy trail to be enjoyed year-round.

hiking
5 years ago

The Dolomite trail features typical Ozark glades and woods. trail was less maintained but followable. some nice rock formations and veiws. Nothing spectacular.