at Elephant Rocks State Park
This symbol indicates that the specified area is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
Visitors of all abilities can enjoy birding along the Braille Trail. This trail has information and signage, mostly manageable surfaces, rest areas, and many other ADA considerations.
To find additional locations that are accessible, visit Birdability to view their accessible birding trails maps.
Four handicap parking spaces provide easy access to an information kiosk containing literature and exhibits of the park's history. Braille text is provided. The kiosk sits on a slight slope.
A paved path leads past a water fountain to an accessible vault and flush toilets. One individual and one group picnic site, located among the trees, have been modified with pavement and extended-end tables. The playground is accessible with a surfacing of Kiddie Mulch.
The path through the site is asphalt and has varying slopes and conditions. The most excessive slopes are at 9.3% for 37 feet and 10.2% for 20 feet. At some points, the trail pinches down to 28 inches wide, due to the rock formations.
Along the trail are interpretive stations with Braille text. Carpet patches followed by a hand-rope mark stations and changes in the pathway. Most of the 1-mile long trail is shady and places are provided for rest.
Engine House Ruins Trail
Accessed from the Braille Trail, this level trail at the east entrance is paved for approximately 430 feet to the ruins of an old engine house. At the engine house or at the west entrance to the trail, is a largely dirt wide path that leads the visitor around the back side of the old quarry and over natural terrain.
For more information, contact:
Elephant Rocks State Park
c/o Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site
P.O. Box 509
Pilot Knob, MO 63663
Last updated: January 2017