Rocky Woods Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
#1 of 6 trails in

Rocky Woods Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near De Soto, Missouri that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Rocky Woods Trail takes you through Washington State Park. Lots of civilian conservation corp stonework, expansive views from several stone buildings, stone "steps" in some areas, small caves, springs. Many other natural wonders to behold. Connects to the shorter 1000 Steps Trail. The Rocky Woods Trail is a 6 mile demanding hike that takes you up along rocky bluffs that offer a lot of climbing/bouldering opportunities, expansive views, and down through creek beds and beautiful wooded areas, and up though open fields that offer even more expansive views. Very up and down, very rough terrain, use caution after heavy rains. Very beautiful. Good shoes a must.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Very nice loop trail with a variety of terrain and scenery. Completed this in the evening in a little less than 3 hours. Some parts of the trail are very close to roads and traffic, but other parts are very quiet and private. The old cabin ruins and and geology is very interesting. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Total recorded mileage was 6.3 miles for the whole loop.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Very nice trail - did not see anyone else on the trail but the section near the road was very loud with car noise. There are a lot of different types of areas on this trail - this trail also overlaps with the Opossum Track Trail and the 1000 steps trail - it also passes by the petroglyphs area where you can stop off at.