Rockywood Trail

Old Mines, Missouri 63630

Rockywood Trail

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"Known by many as Missouri’s petroglyph showcase due to the largest known collec- tion of carvings in the stat e, Washington State Park tends to be a memorable visit for many visitors. In addition to the 1,000-year-old petroglyphs, the park also offers rugged Ozark terrain to hiking enthusiasts. The Rockywood Trail is the longest tr ail offered by the park."

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"Located near De Soto, Missouri, Washington State Park has a rich cultural and natural history. Several Native American rock carvings, or petroglyphs, have been found in the park, and unlike many of the rock carvings found in this part of the country, they have largely escaped vandalism. The petroglyphs are thought to have been made by the Middle Mississippi culture around AD 1000. From the Thunderbird Lodge parking lot, locate the trailhead on the west side of the lodge. Begin hiking northwest behind the Thunderbird Lodge to a set of stairs leading up the bluff. The trail crosses Dugout Road at 0.5 mile and then reaches a trail junction at 0.8 mile. Continue hiking west; the trail to the left (south) is the Opossum Trail. At 2.2 miles the trail makes a sharp left and continues south." Read more

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Trail Information

Old Mines
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Washington State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Tiff
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Dec 2018