Bouldering at Elephant Rock State Park

Missouri Elephant Rock State Park

Added by Alaina Donovan

Massive billion year old rock formations shaped like elephants! A haven for geology buffs and boulderers alike.

The area is preserved for these amazing geological wonders. Huge boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants fill the park. You can hike through the area and even boulder on top of the rocks. Short trails are found between and around the 'elephants!'

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Clothes to boulder in
  • Water bottle
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

0 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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18 days ago

Great Spot

Great spot to hang out and explore a little bit. The boulders are great and climbing here is pretty fun.

18 days ago

7 months ago

Fun Afternoon

We take our group of students here every summer. It's always a hit, even (especially) for those who aren't outdoorsy.

7 months ago

Added by Alaina Donovan

outdoorsy. adventurer. water lover. dirty hiking boots. granola bar diet.

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