St. Francois Mountains - Exposed!

6/1/2013 | Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park | Middlebrook, MO

In December 2005, raging waters raced down Proffit Mountain and into Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, stripping the mountainside to bedrock. Join the naturalist as we read the story of violent volcanos and ancient seas. This moderately-rugged two-mile loop trail takes you across loose rocks and several shallow water crossings.  Please wear appropriate clothing and hiking boots or tennis shoes. (No smooth soles!)  Bring plenty of water – it will likely be hot! This hike will take approximately two hours to complete.

Hike time: 9 a.m.

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148 Taum Sauk Trail, Middlebrook, MO | (573) 546-2450

Associated activities

  • Hiking