Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Missouri 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.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
10 days ago

Take note that this is a rugged trail for beginners. The scenery was beautiful but I was dissapointed that the waterfall was not flowing when we went, even though we have had rain in the area for a few days. Also, watch out for snakes-we encountered two copperheads on the trail. We will come back again to look at the waterfall.

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hiking
19 days ago

I loved it. Diverse terrain for such a short trail. Love all the water crossings.

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hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful even in February . Probably better in the spring or fall but worth the hike! There are actually 2 trails here one that goes down to the water fall and one on the same side as where you park!

hiking
3 months ago

Short Hike to Canyon. Trail across road also that we did not take. A lot of fun. Short and Spectacular.

hiking
3 months ago

Good easy hike. Took the kids very easy for them. Pretty views

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail but it's only 1 mile. It even says so on the sign.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing! Every hiker in Missouri should hike this trail. It's short, but worth the drive.

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago