Interpretive Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thayer, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Interpretive Loop trail offers four overlooks that show the sights of Grand Gulf sink hole and the remains of the collapsed cave system as well as the remaining cave located in the Grand Gulf sink. The trail's 119 steps allow visitors to view the bottom of the gulf and the wet-weather waterfall. A platform allows you to stop and take in the beautiful view of the gulf. While hiking down the steps look at the bluff next to the steps and check out the different layers of chert and dolomite. Numerous stopping areas are available for enjoying the view as well as resting while coming back out.