Bouldering at Elephant Rock State Park

Elephant Rock State Park, Ironton, Missouri, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    0 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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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I would not drive all the way their just to climb. We go every year to Johnson shutinns state park. Swimming, camping, hiking, and we bring the crash pads to slip off and work on some routes. Great place to kill 3 or 4 hrs on the rock.

10 months ago
10 months ago

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

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Alaina Donovan

Hi, I'm Alaina Donovan - a curly haired, dirty hiking boot wearing, h2o sport enthusiast with an affinity for snappin' happy moments + sleeping under the stars.
 Check out my IG : @alainaadonovan

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