How to get there from Rolla
One of the most scenic places in Missouri. Forested knobs, limestone glades, Long Creek, waterfalls.
Quite possibly our new favorite.
We did an 8-9 mile loop, starting from the trailhead at the lookout tower off Hwy 125. We followed the trail along a forested ridge
and down to Long Creek. The trail paralleled the creek, with several creek crossings - rock hoppping or wading.
The stream bed is lined with dolomite and forms several small rocky cascades.
The highlight are 10 ft high falls about 3 miles from the trailhead.
For the return trip, we picked one of several trails to Pilot Knob. The hike leads through fabulous open glades on the ridgetop.
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