Ellington, Missouri

Top Spots in and near Ellington

  • Ellington, Missouri

    Hike to Blue Spring

    1 mi / 29 ft gain
    If you were to place the Statue of Liberty in Blue Spring, the torch of the monument would still be 5 feet below the surface. As part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Blue Spring is a must see and pinnacle of the nature preserve. The 6th largest spring in Missouri with water discharge at a...
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  • Winona, Missouri

    Explore Rocky Falls

    4.3
    0.4 mi / 60 ft gain
    Rocky Falls are located only a short hike away from the parking lot. The swimming hole is also popular, and the adventurous can climb up to the rock face to reach the top of the falls.
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  • Van Buren, Missouri

    Big Spring

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 413 ft gain
    With an average daily water discharge rate of 276 Million gallons of water and the largest spring in Missouri it is easy to see how Big Spring got its name. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, this spring and over 20 other springs nearby feed the Current River in Southeast Missouri. T...
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  • Eminence, Missouri

    Explore Alley Spring and Mill within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

    1.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Alley Spring is the seventh largest spring in Missouri. It is known to extend at least 3000 feet into the hillside and has a known depth of 155 feet. Water surfacing here is known to begin its journey 15 miles away near the town of Summersville as rain enters sinkholes and then travels through ma...
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  • Lesterville, Missouri

    Johnson Shut-Ins

    4.5
    2.29 mi / 354 ft gain
    The Shut-Ins Trailhead is located located next to the River Store in the Johnson Shut-Ins State Park day use area.   Simply follow the paved trail for 0.3 miles to the boardwalk and viewing deck. Here you’ll find stairs accessing the Shut-Ins. Take your time exploring the unique rock formations ...
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  • Belleview, Missouri

    Backpack the Bell Mountain Loop

    4.0
    12.1 mi
    An offshoot from the Ozark Trail, the Bell Mountain Loop trail offers a 12 mile loop (when starting from the HWY A trail head) that works perfectly as a beginner backpacking trip. The Ozark Trail website offers excellent maps for all sections of the trail (for free!), click here.Day 1: Hike 7.5 m...
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  • Ironton, Missouri

    Hike Mina Sauk Falls Trail

    3 mi / 400 ft gain
    The hike begins with a paved trail leading to a plaque marking the highest point in Missouri.  Although there is no view here it is still a fun spot to take a picture. Continue back on the main trail until you reach the junction marked by the backcountry camping registration box. Turn right at th...
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  • Jadwin, Missouri

    Paddle Current River via Cedar Grove

    Start at Cedar Grove and canoe a 44 mile, three-day and two-night trip down one of the most beautiful, crystal clear, spring fed rivers in Missouri to what is called two rivers, where the Jacks Fork runs into the Current River. There is a great group of outfitters who can help get you set up for...
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Camping and Lodging in Ellington

Webb Creek Park
Ellington, Missouri

Webb Creek Park

Bluff View(Clearwater Lake)
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Bluff View(Clearwater Lake)

Watercress
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Watercress

Piedmont Park
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Piedmont Park

River Road Park
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River Road Park

Highway K
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Highway K