Tiemann Shut-ins Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Tiemann Shut-ins Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fredericktown, Missouri that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
141 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



trail running






Paved Trail, wheelchair accesible, scenic overlooking the St. Francis shut-ins oon the river. a This is a very easy trail. It is paved and has benches located along the way if you need to rest. The trail ends at an observation deck, overlooking the St. Francis River. There are picnic benches at the beginning of the trail ,as well as pit toilets.

2 months ago

The only reason why this is a 4 star trail for me is that it's paved. The LOCATION and SCENERY is amazing. A good pine scent can be found shortly after the trailhead, and there are small chunks of the trail that can be traveled on a dirt path. Once you get to the shutins there's all sorts of spots to climb around on.

I went on a 80 degree Sunday evening and only saw two other people. It does say no swimming, so maybe that keeps a bit of the public out. Cannot wait to come here with friends!

2 months ago

Will definitely do this hike again. The trail is paved until you reach the Cats Paw, which is the lookout, then gravel trails split off each side. We walked around the lookout and down the rock to the St. Francois River rapids. Really cool area. We hung out on the rocks for about an hour.

7 months ago

Fun to play on the rocks in the river.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great hike - first part is paved - then there are two unpaved trails - make sure you do both. I went down to the river for some pictures - wasn't very hard to find a way down if you don't mind a little rock climbing.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Really nice area. A little busy, but pretty scenery.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great little hike. Easy well paved wheelchair friendly trail. Once at the overlook do not forget to do the two unpaved trails leading off the left and right. Beautiful views of the St Francis River rapids.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Path is paved to lookout. Amazing area. We started at parking lot connected to Turkey Creek and then Silver Mines and back. Was a little over 10 miles and was an absolute blast. Will def. return

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes locally. The trail itself is about a two mile loop. It is paved; a slight decline all the way to the river, a slight incline on your way back to the parking lot. It has a nice lookout deck at Cat's Paw (the end of the paved trail) that overlooks the St. Francis River. You can continue to follow the trail after the pavement ends, if you wish. Overall, it is a great place to get outdoors!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

My family enjoyed this today. paved walk is super east, stroller/wheelchair friendly. We went down the unpaved trail to the water right at cats paw, with a 1yr old in a carry pack on my back. we took it easy and made it down just fine enjoyed the cool water. saw a copper head on the paved trail headed back to car. gave him his space and we all went on our way. overall enjoyed it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

quick & easy with nice views and wildlife

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike. Plenty of wildlife and if you go during the right season you can snack on the blackberries while you walk.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Lots of birds and butterflies and assorted small wildlife. Nice paved easy trail. Also some nice unpaved options that lead towards Silver Mines.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Great easy trail. lots if bieds and butterflies. Beatiful views of river!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hiked it just to do it. ADA accessible is great with a nice overlook platform at the end. Trail back out might be challenging for some in a nonmotorized chair.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

This is a very good trail for everybody.You can hike along the river as well. Wheel chair access not to steep and in and out trail.

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