First Day Hike

1/1/2018 | Meramec State Park | Sullivan, MO

"From Path to Path"    As we wonder through life, our path changes beneath our feet. This First Day Hike will follow several paths as we start out on the Deer Hollow Trail near Fisher Cave, then head up to Bluff View Trail by the historic CCC dining lodge, then down to River Trail and then out along the campground.  We'll explore woodlands, forest, river bottoms and bluffs. Lastly, we will stop to visit a weathered old survivor, one who has seen and heard many moments through time…. a burr oak more than 300 years old.

We'll meet in front of the visitor center to use the restrooms, then drive to down to the Fisher Cave parking lot. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring snacks, water and binoculars for this moderately, challenging 3-mile hike.  All should take about 2.5 hours to complete.  Please call if necessary due to bad weather affecting road conditions.

Hike time: 1 p.m.
Meeting location: Visitor Center

This hike is part of a national First Day Hikes initiative by America's State Parks. For more information and a list of other First Day Hikes in Missouri State Parks, click here.

115 Meramec Park Drive, Sullivan, MO | (573) 468-6072

Associated activities

  • Hiking