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Middle Brook, Missouri Map

The trailhead for this trail starts a short way down the easier Shut-in’s Trail. Plastic water bottles aren’t allowed on the trail (if the park ranger sees you with one they’ll make sure to tell you about this rule) so other water options are necessary. The trail itself is a typical Ozark trail that is mostly wooded with two glades one of which is horseshoe shaped and the other one that provides a nice view of the nearby valley.

A fairly quick easy hike with some elevation and great views. Trail is nicely maintained by the Missouri State Parks so that’s a bonus. You’ll come across a few glades that peek out of the woods opening up to sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains. I only give it 4 stars due to the fact that there are several other trails in the area that have much better views and features but it’s definitely a nice hike in Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.

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