Often referred to as Missouri's "Little Grand Canyon," Grand Gulf State Park offers visitors a chance to view a variety of natural wonders. From a canyon to a cave to a natural bridge -- this state park has plenty to see and much to do. The 322-acre park presents the most spectacular collapsed cave system in the Ozarks. Part of the cave's roof forms one of the largest natural bridges in the state, spanning 200 feet with an opening 75 feet high and 50 feet wide. The "Grand Gulf" stretches for nearly a mile with walls almost 130 feet high, making the chasm deeper than it is wide. Trails, boardwalks and overlooks have been installed so that visitors can get a view from the edge of the cliffs and descend partway into the chasm without endangering themselves or the environment. Outdoor exhibits tell the story of the Grand Gulf and help onlookers understand how it was formed. Visitors can also enjoy several hiking trails from which to explore the canyon from above. Picnic tables are scattered among the trees to enhance your enjoyment as you explore this designated National Natural Landmark.

One of my favorites in Missouri. We went in September, everything still green. It felt like something out of a movie or video game. Best if you do like another reviewer said and "jump the railing" so you can explore the caves and valley. Not sure if you are really supposed to or not. We had the whole park to ourselves for most of the day. Saw a total of three people on our way out.

A nice trail for families. One of the trails goes down to the bottom of the canyon. You can 'jump' the railing and traverse along the canyon floor to the cave/natural tunnel/bridge.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing place

3 months ago

Beautiful short trail. There is a cave underneath that is possible to go to, but im not sure if youre supposed to

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

short but very nice

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice clear path.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

short but really nice scenery

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Great view

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nice little trail worth the stop if your traveling through. There is steps located near the restroom area that leads down to a small waterfall which is worth the trip. The trail that leads around the collapsed cave has some good scenery, but be cautious. There is some pretty big drop offs.

hiking
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Not a bad trail. Several scenic views. It is a short trail of .8 mile. The steps that go down to bottom of the canyon are really neat.

hiking
Monday, July 13, 2015

This is a very cool place with a couple of short trails that show off this geographic feature that is very unique to the area. The blue trail is a .8 mile trail that loops around the rim of the "gulf" with wooded views of the steep cliffs. The red loop is shorter but offer much better views of this small canyon system. There is even a series of steps that allow you to walk down into the bottom of the feature where there is a cave. At the time of our visit there was a good deal of water in the bottom and there was very cool water coming out of the cave into a small pool.

The depth of the canyon was very impressive by Missouri standards and this is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. We walked both loops and spent a little over an hour there.

hiking
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Short hike but is provides views of the collapsed cave not available other wise.

walking
Friday, July 18, 2014

Trail is well marked and is nice for the whole family.

Monday, April 07, 2014

if you live near and havent been here you should check it out.you can see it all in an hour so i wouldnt expect a hiking adventure.

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