Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles 187 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This trail though short has it all. There are actually two trails. One is a half mile trail and the other a one mile trail. Stunning terrain and rock formations.

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29 days ago

Short Hike to Canyon. Trail across road also that we did not take. A lot of fun. Short and Spectacular.

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30 days ago

Good easy hike. Took the kids very easy for them. Pretty views

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3 months ago

Loop trail can be bit rugged at times, but it is good little walk. Shorter trail is worth the quick walk down for the box canyon view.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail but it's only 1 mile. It even says so on the sign.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice hike down through canyons and back up. The trail can get a little rugged and hard to follow at times, but worth it. Went on both sides of the road. If you don't have much time or struggle with the rougher trails, take the half mile out and back.

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3 months ago

Amazing! Every hiker in Missouri should hike this trail. It's short, but worth the drive.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised how much the views changed in such a short trail (I did the mile one). Very pretty, I'd love to go back after a heavy rainfall.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Short trail but it is beautiful, peaceful, and has a waterfall after rains.

6 months ago

Beautiful

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

2 trails were not bad. Short 1/2 mile trail has some nice attractions for taking pictures. Longer 1 mile trail will give you a little workout. I recommend long pants or jeans. Trails were overgrown. You could make out the trail but in places vegetation was thick hard to see everything you are walking through. Short trail is right where you park. Longer trail across the street.

8 months ago

I'm not sure how this is a 3.9 mile trail. The trail is in two parts; a 1/4 mile segment and a 1 mile segment. It was nice enough but not worth a 20 or 30 minute drive from Farmington.

Pros: nice waterfall at the end of the 1/4 mile loop. Just make sure it's rained some or it's just a big rock and lots of mesquites.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is in 2 parts, one on each side of the road. The 1/2 mile trail is easy and has a nice waterfall at the bottom. The 1 mile trail was moderate with lots of obstacles, downed trees across the trail, rock outcroppings, steep inclines and we had to cross the stream at least 5 times. Part of the trail was actually a runoff path so we had to walk through water for several yards. (it had been raining for days). And part is a little overgrown. One really nice thing, we were the only ones there.

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9 months ago