Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lesterville, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles 442 feet Loop

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A wheelchair-accessible .30-mile trail leads to an observation platform over the flowing waters of the shut-ins. The trail becomes more difficult, continuing up a stairway. Entering the East Fork Wild Area, Shut-Ins Trail follows natural tread through oak-hickory forest and small glade clearings, eventually returning to the main parking lot. This somewhat loop trail involves some short rocky climbs and a long series of stairs. You may also encounter some water crossings in wet weather. This trail is for day-use hiking only. No pets are allowed on Shut-Ins Trail.

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27 days ago

Did this trail a few times many years ago with family and with scouts. Great area for summer fun among the cascading rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail with combination of river and bluff views. Well marked, hiked in the rain, no issues with mud.

1 month ago

amazing place, great scenery

hiking
1 month ago

LOVE THIS PLACE !!!
If you haven't been start making plans.
One of the neatest places in the whole state.

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5 months ago

Great little hike with plenty to see and enjoy!

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

the best place on earth

hiking
9 months ago

I always stop by the shut-ins and elephant rock every two years or less. the shut-ins are beautiful! The last time we went it was in April and there was no one there. I recently moved just miles from the park and will be a frequent visitor now.

rock climbing
10 months ago

Amazing! Very beautiful view as well as a fun time.
Make sure to bring a change of clothes and swimming shoes and to be safe!

10 months ago

Beautiful trial with wonderful scenery. Not too difficult but be prepared to get wet and watch out for some slippery rocks.

hiking
11 months ago

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11 months ago

It was beautiful! Four children and two adults spent four hours on the river crossing and climbing the rocks! :) bring water shoes