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Words and pictures fail to do it justice. Was fortunate to have the falls to myself. Wasn’t expecting much during winter, but due to the recent rains, the falls were spectacular. Definitely a must see if anywhere near the area.

December 2019. From Rocky Falls to Stegall Mtn using the Ozark Trail is a nice easy trail to follow. Moderately Uphill at the end. About 50 yards north of the top is a faint, but visible road that heads towards the NW. This will take you across the saddle to the Tower. Again, easy to follow. This is where some bushwacking skills come in handy. After reading previous reviews, it was expected. Did not find a trail back to Rocky Falls. From the tower, I took a compass reading and followed it. (325). This took me over 2 balds, the second one had many Cairns on it. Interesting. Continue on the heading, work your way down the hill, and end up on top of the falls. Fun hike. would not do it if ticks and snakes were active.

Short easy walk from the parking lot to the Rocky Falls area. If you stay to the trail it goes to the beach area. But if you go right and up the hill you can find a foot path that will take you through a wonderland of lichen furry things that look like another world landed up there! It’s a little slippery so hold on but what a view!

Really well marked trail. Not much to look at once you get beyond the river. November might not be the best time of year to go. No bugs though....

NPS sponsored and guided hike. Fantastic day and beautiful scenery. We even came upon 1 of the 4 wild herds of horses in the area. Great trail - will become a favorite!

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3 months ago

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Not much to see here but maybe just don't know where trail is. May visit again one day.

Great place to explore and see a beautiful natural waterfall and climb some rocks. Swimming area and picnic tables.

Great trail! Right on the Ozark Trail. Cross the creek to find a campsite. We stayed there and then did the 6 miles as a day hike. Had a lot of fun!

The trail was well kept for the most part. I had some difficulty crossing the two creeks at the beginning. I walked up and down the creek looking for a better way but there wasn’t. Attempted to go from rock to rock but they were extremely slick and took a early morning October swim (haha) I was under the impression it was 12 miles (6 in and 6 out) but it came out to 7 miles all together. The shut ins are beautiful and I didn’t encounter anybody until later in the afternoon (I started at 9:30 a.m). I came across a herd of wild horses so that was neat! Will be coming back again. Especially when it’s warm because there are some nice secluded swimming holes along the trail

Absolutely stunning, we will be back!

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4 months ago

Short gravel trail down to the Falls. Several shades picnic tables. Stair-step rocks to get to the top of the falls. The water is shallow. Great for little kids to splash and wade around. Beautifully peaceful falls! Worth the drive.

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rocky
4 months ago

If you're in the area, you must stop here! It's a nice drive down to Rocky Falls. The 'trail' to the water falls is super accessible. This is a great place to go swimming during the summer. It's also nice to come out here in colder weather just to enjoy nature. This is a super popular place in the area to take photos. You can climb up the falls to the small creek at the top. The climb isn't too hard, and the view is gorgeous!

Beautiful falls with a nice swimming hole for kids. Impressive site for the area!

The first section of this trail from powder mill is not maintained. There is a sign recommending folks to start on mile 2. I would also recommend this unless you fancy hiking dirt road for 2 miles instead. Other than that this trail is always a good hike. Tons of water and good spots to fill up. Unless you’re in 8 inch boots, be prepared to have wet feet.

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rocky
9 months ago

beautiful area and falls. gorgeous trails.

Beautiful trail! The trail was well marked and well kept.

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rocky
10 months ago

It's best to go after some rain. beautiful scenery.

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rocky
10 months ago

Amazing trail. Very well marked and easy to follow. Two stream crossings that were pretty high the day after some major storms. If you go after a rain like I did, expect the trail to be muddy at many sections. The first stream crossing is near Rocky Falls and fairly deep. I made it across and only a little water making it into my boots. The second crossing was much deeper. I traveled upstream and found a much shallower crossing point. Really amazing trail alongside the stream. I drove three hours each way, but it was a very worthwhile trip. Hope to go again soon!

1of Missouri's most beautiful spots. Very,very crowded during summer months

This is a great trail from start to finish. Rocky Falls is a geologic wonder and Klepzig Mill has history and a scenic setting. Be prepared for a couple stream crossings between the two, especially if it has rained recently. Heading toward the mill and just about a 1/4 mile before the NN Highway crossing the wild horses were just about 50 yards off the trail grazing in a field seemingly unconcerned with my passing. They were beautiful. As you cross NN Highway (which was closed due to high water when I hiked the trail) don’t let the first blaze fool you. You still need to go up the highway about 50 yards from the first blaze before the trail turns into the woods. The boulders in and along the stream on this stretch of the trail are huge. Great hike!

Agreed! The south part is not there. Got lost for about 30 minutes and it was pretty freaky! Stay safe and download a map. Keep your eyes on it

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