Hickory Canyons Natural Area Trail

MODERATE 66 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
183 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.

10 days ago

Beautiful on 01/05/18
Ice falls are awesome

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful canyon with lots of little waterfalls. Unmarked trails

1 month ago

loved this trail but one of the trails was really hard to follow with all the leaves. trails are not marked.

3 months ago

Beautiful rock formations.

hiking
5 months ago

No water off the falls today but still beautiful and a nice short hike. Beautiful rock formations. We will be back during the rainy season.

5 months ago

Great cliffs and kickass rock formations. Super fun and easy trail.

hiking
6 months ago

amazing views, lots of big rock bluffs.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice, but not super long. Glad it wasn't too busy. Some parts of the trail are very weedy and we saw lots of snakes and ticks, so pay attention.

hiking
8 months ago

My favorite short hike in the Farmington area!! Gorgeous!!

hiking
8 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

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
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

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
Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

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
Monday, August 29, 2016

Short trail but it is beautiful, peaceful, and has a waterfall after rains.

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