Sandstone Trail

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Sandstone Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mindenmines, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

Sandstone trail leads to East Drywood Creek, which encompasses about a mile of a prairie headwater stream The stream has rocky bottoms and deep pools lined with sandstone. Bison and white-tailed deer are often viewed along the trail. This trail is also excellent for observing prairie birds like the eastern meadowlark or the dickcissel, and possibly the bell's vireo. If a shorter loop is preferred, there is a .11-mile white connecter trail. Another white connecter can be followed for a half-mile, crossing the road to join Path of the Sky People to extend the walk. Pets are not allowed on the trails.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

stay on the blazes. I tried a short cut. fail. this was a good eventful hike. ran across a dying buffalo and marked the spot on my phone to report to the rangers. the gate way between fields was a buffalo wallow and made for a difficult muddy (over the knee deep) crossing.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013