Rocky Falls via Klepzig Mill Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Rocky Falls via Klepzig Mill Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winona, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
459 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


Rocky Falls - Klepzig Mill Trail out & back trail beginning at Rocky Falls and travels north on a portion of the Ozark trail, passing through Buzzard Mountain shut-ins before ending at Klepzig Mill and Rocky Creek shut-ins before returning the way you came back to Rocky Falls. The trail is begins at the most remarkable cascade in the state of Missouri and ends mid-way at Klepzig Mill, an historic mill located at another cascading falls at another shut-in located on Rocky Creek. Enroute you pass through Ozark highland mixed forests, streams, other shut-ins.

2 months ago

great easy trail for kids

Loved this!! I went from Rocky Falls to the mill and back. Didn’t see any horses but plenty of manure. Also elk droppings. Be sure to take a pic of the flyer before heading out. Several times around the open field areas I lost the trail. The paper gives you things to look for along the way. It was so pretty.

5 months ago

This is my favorite spot. So peaceful. If you are quiet and pay attention on this trail you might be able to see the rocky spring wild horse herd.But I ask you to please clean up after yourself. I have seen trash at Klepzig to many times

6 months ago

8 months ago

This is an amazing hike. The trail can be confusing in a few spots but with All Trail pro edition I had no problems. The scenery was beautiful. Great views, waterfalls, and spotted the wild horses and got some photos. Ate lunch at the old mill on top of a lovely waterfall. The litchen covered rocks and crystal clear waters of rocky creek brings life to the pine forest.

10 months ago

This has been one of my favorite hikes in Missouri in quite some time! Rocky Falls is absolutely beautiful and the other two shut-ins are amazing as well! Klepzig Mill is unique and the fall leaves really set it off. I am happy I did this hike after we had rain this past week since I think it would have been very dry otherwise. I did have a hiccup that almost made me turn back at the point when it crosses the low water bridge and struggled to find the OT marker. I actually almost turned back, but discovered one sticker on the back of the highway marker and saw the trail just past it on the left with another OT marker on a tree. Other than that, the trail is marked well and not overgrown in any areas since it is part of the OT. Beautiful in fall!

10 months ago

I hiked from Rocky Fall to Klepzig and back. The directions were from Klepzig to Rocky. No where on the directions does it say to walk up the highway and around the curve then hit the logger road so I spent 25 min trying to find the OT marker around the low water bridge and then the remainder of the hour hiking through the woods and blackberry thorns trying to find the trail.
Need better directions.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Absolutely beautiful place to visit and worth the trip. Trucks only

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Absolutely beautiful place to visit and worth the trip. Trucks only.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beautiful! Wild flowers, waterfalls and wild horses.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The hike is nice but the mill and falls are where the beauty lays.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Love it every time !!!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Well the water was up and slightly raining. Perfect time to visit the water was roaring.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This trail has a large assortment of different Missouri terrain all in one trail. The types of rocks at rocky falls and the mill are fascinating. It is a good shortish hike. I did it in July, at the peak of summer heat and it was nice. There are many places to stop by the river and take a break to cool off if needed.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Drove 6 hours round trip with 2 cars so we could do the 3.5 mi from the Mill to the Falls in one pass instead of a 7 mi out and back. I don't see what all the fuss is about with this one. It was a pretty trail, and the waterfalls by the mill and and Rocky Falls were stunning, but the walk in between these two points fell short in my opinion.

Friday, March 18, 2016


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Enjoyed this 6.5 mile hike on this unusual 72 degree day in February. There are two places where you do have to cross the creek that can be a little dicey. Right after you leave the beautiful cascade at the beginning of the hike and just after you get on the Ozark Trail. There are rocks and trees across the water to help but the rocks are slick and wiggly and the trees move as well. But once you cross these the hike is awesome. Take time to enjoy the Shut-Ins along the way. They are truly beautiful! It was a perfect hike on a perfect day!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

nice little area, family friendly, a little hard to find however. Mill is about 3 miles from Rocky Falls Shut-in. Follow hwy NN 3 miles past the sign for rocky falls and you will see a sign for the mill down a dirt road.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Be prepared to get your feet wet the 1st 1/2 mile.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Returned and did this again with family. Just a great hike with two special scenic areas on both ends with a nice little shut-in enroute.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Must see in the area. You can do a section of the Ozark trail using this as a trailhead.

Monday, August 04, 2014

This is one of the most scenic 3.5 miles in the state. You see three shut-ins, numerous cascades, an historic mill. I saw for the first time a herd of wild horses tearing through the timber. It was a great short hike.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Klepzig Mill is a special scenic area. The short hike is doable by almost anybody and it will give you a flavor of what is on the Ozark trail without spending days. Very scenic area. The mill can be viewed by driving up to it for those that can't do a short hike - though of course you miss much of the beauty of Rocky Creek.

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