Elephant Rocks State Park is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ironton, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Elephant Rocks State Park has 2 designated trails. The Brail Trail is a one mile loop trail that is paved with a 0.4 mile linear dirt trail that extends off of it, called the Engine House Ruins Trail. The entire park is 133.75 acres. 133.75 acre park with 1.5 billion year old giant granite boulders. Beautiful views as from atop the large sandstone formations.
Fun little trail with plenty of rocks to climb
Unique area in Missouri. Well worth the visit
A nice trail through an awesome boulder field. You can stay on the paved trail or explore off trail. Either way there is a lot to see.
Fantastic stop!! So glad we checked this place out!
This is a gem hidden in the Missouri Hills. The huge granite boulders are amazing to climb and run on. It's great for kids and families to spend the day.
This hike is amazing. I try to return every year. it's nice to sit and relax on top of the rocks, but then again Allen says that is just the Indian in me. :P
Fun for both those that want to climb on the rocks, and those that just want to stick on the trail. I think we spent about 2 hours total climbing around and then also going on the path that takes you to the old railway ruins.
My boys absolutely loved it here.
Photos don't do this place justice! It's amazing!
Our kids absolutely love this place. The campsite is over by Johnson shut ends.
the braille trail is neat (and it rhymes) it was hella cool and i would not want to have missed it...but it was not what i would call a conventional trail. the second trail was really cool as well..but at .4 miles it may have been the shortest yet. not any kind of workout but i would not have missed it for the world..
Although there is only 1.4 miles of designated trails, you can easily spend 3+ hours exploring a few miles of large boulders and soaking in the view. A couple hours from St. Louis but well worth the drive!