On Sunday, we visited Elephant Rocks State Park. It was a very popular place that day, but we looked forward to our picnic and day of rock scrambling. We knew that the trail was only a mile long and would be fairly easy to travel. From the moment we drove into the parking lot, we knew we were in for a treat. The landscape of this area isn't like anything in rest of Missouri. The granite rocks here are rounded and smooth and easy to climb on. Very different from the limestone found in much of the rest of the state.
They are also the size of houses and cars! After our picnic near the parking lot, we got our water and walked the trail. Kids (and adults) were running and climbing everywhere. This was not a relaxing hike, but it was fun to scramble around on some of these big rocks and see other people enjoying nature on a beautiful day. We even found another turtle!
Elephant Rocks State Park was a fun few hours of our day. Please check out our YouTube of our adventure.
Until next time, keep on trekking!