Blossom Rock Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Edgar Springs, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Rolla, MO go 12 miles south on Hwy 63; turn west onto Forest Road 1892 (marked aby entrance sign). Follow this road 1.5 miles to to the Lane Spring recreation area.
Nice trail, Blossom Rock is great for bouldering.
Easy climbing, great for beginners.
I camped here the last week in October, 2016. PLUSES: The campground was pretty normal, but the restrooms were very clean and frequently stocked. The table and lamp post were sturdy and in good shape. The fire pit was tall with a swing over grill and a removable lower grate. There is a nice park with swings and climbing things and two picnic pavilions. Easy access to the Piney river for fisherman. Three easy hikes have trailheads in the campground. CONS: I heard highway traffic all night, and there was no wood available on-site for a campfire. $8/night for non-electric site. I was underwhelmed by the "sping" of Lane Spring..although there is concrete sidewalk all the way up to it.
I hiked this trail the last week in October 2016. The terrain was moderate, and it was a short loop of about 35 minutes. The "blossom rock" was a fun site. The trail was cleared fairly well but the track was pretty thin and covered in leaves in some spots, but followable. However, there were no markings or blazes for the trail. Most of the trees that have fallen on the path have been cut, but there were 2 or 3 climb-overs. The trail has two entrances, one by the host campsite (shown on the topo here, and one between campsite 16 and 17. The only difference is about 75 yards of trekking on the north of the Lane Springs campground (shown by the straight line on the topo track.) There were 2 or 3 good views of the river.
Very beautiful scenic National Forest Park. It ends there!!! Horrible experience all the way around. Had several groups from children to adults partying and cursing like sailors. Then we were terrorized all night by an aggressive raccoon. So upset this was our 1st camping trip with my 2 year old and 7 year old. Not a family friendly place at all unless you want your children around a bunch or drunk individuals with foul mouths. We couldn't enjoy the spring to swim or our campsite. So said for such a beautiful place. Place runs on a honor system but they need to enforce some rules so it can be more family friendly. Will never go back again
Fun little area to visit for the afternoon. Some of the trails are harder to follow. We ended up with a ton of ticks after this hike, but it was fun nonetheless.
The description makes it sound better than it is. This is an ordinary Ozark hill country hike. Did have a nice view of the river. This is not a destination hike, but there is some nice trout fishing and a pleasant little campground.
The campground is some what rustic as their is not electrical hookup for campers. The Setting is quite nice, Picturesque Lane Spring, nice playground for the kids, couple of short trails overlooking the valley, and shelter houses for family gatherings. Best of all blue ribbon trout fishing. We fished, caught and released several in just a couple hours. Hiked the two trails.