60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis
by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)
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Dark Hallow is a beautiful hike. I hiked it during the winter, and thus avoided the snake problem for which the hollow is notorious. There are a number of downed trees due to a blow down in the area, so the hiking can be a bit slow and require crawling over some of the trees. I will certainly return.
Lower Rock Creek and Cathedral Canyon provide a really nice quiet geteway for overnight campers. Doesn't seem like an overly trampled area. However, watch out for those @$!*%ing cotton mouth snakes! I would have given this trail 5 stars if it wasn't for those little bastards.
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