Washington State Park Campground is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blackwell, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define the Washington State Park experience. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing and the parks three hiking trails address every type of hike, from easy strolls to power hikes. Buildings constructed by African-American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history.
Good hike. some steep areas with loose rock. the Rocky wilderness trail combines with the 1000 steps trail for a loop. right now the 1000 steps trail is closed due to a fallen tree on the trail and poor trail conditions from all the rain in that area recently. I would suggest you bring hiking poles with you if you have them. It will make the steep areas easier to climb and coming down easier also. Definitely wear hiking boots and layer clothes. I would bring bug spray for the summer, lots of mosquito's.
Really nice and beautiful trail.
Beautiful bluff overlooks, rocky terrain but well kept up. Can't wait to go back!
Clean modern RV facilities, petroglyphs in park, nice trails, canoeing options, great hikes. Nice destination.
Great hike, not long but very tough!
1,000 steps was brutal, straight uphill, big rocks as steps. Great cliff overviews.