Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, MO 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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Nice trail but it's only 1 mile. It even says so on the sign.
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.
Amazing! Every hiker in Missouri should hike this trail. It's short, but worth the drive.
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.
Short trail but it is beautiful, peaceful, and has a waterfall after rains.
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.
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.
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.
good trail for the whole family....most impressive scenery you can get in a mile and a half....i will be back..
Awesome trail! The road to get to the area feels like you are trespassing but well worth the drive! Both trails were great. It would be awesome to see when the weather is damp as there are some waterfalls!
Nice little canyon. Be sure and do trail through time, Pickle springs natural area. It is just a couple miles down the road.
This a nice and easy hike. There is a short .5 mile out and back trail on one side of the road. This hike leads past several rocky bluffs and overhangs. There is a large waterfall at the end of this hike if it has been raining alot. On the other side of the road is a one mile loop. It also has deep canyons, a stream running through it, and other interesting rock formations.
This trail is comprised of two trails. One is a half mile out and back and the other is a 1 mile loop. Steep hills with stunning views. The half mile trail ends in a box canyon with a huge waterfall during the wet season. Many caves and ferns growing in the crevices of rocks. The mile loop has it all from hill top views, caves to springs and creeks.