Sheep's Cave Trail is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sullivan, MO that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Interstate 44, take the Sullivan, mo Exit (hwy 185) south to park entry, about 3 miles. Enter on the right.
used to come here as a kid, took my daughter. still a good time
The GPS directions pushed us a little farther than the cave. If you're coming from 44, you go past the visitor's center and there will be campground on your right. Go to the end of the campground and make a left, then another and you come to a row of 4 cabins. The cave is right behind the cabin farthest to the right (the first one you come to). The cave is much deeper than 200 yards! There are basically three main sections, and you have to crawl to get to the back 2 second but it's worth it. There are some cool formations in the back sections. Unfortunately, nearly every single stalagtite is broken off. This cave has been well explored, and it's a great example of why we should all be careful of our effects on nature. The trail itself to the cave is maybe a hundred feet from the cabin, but the cave is at least 400-500 yards deep. Bring headlamps and clothes you don't mind getting muddy. Knee pads and gloves are a good idea too.
A fun little trail back to a small cave. Great for kids, fun for adults