Clifty Creek Natural Area Trail

Dixon, MO

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Clifty Creek trail is a 2.5 loop trail with the primary attraction being a natural bridge with a span of forty ft. Enroute to the natural bridge you pass through old growth Hickory and Oak timber, limestone Ozark glades, and cliffs overlooking Clifty Creek and you cross the creek twice.

Interstate I-44 (west of Rolla, MO or east of Lebanon) take the Dixon exit #163, go north hwy 28 for 13 miles to hwy W (3 miles north of Dixon) turn east for 4.2 miles to the trailhead/gravel parking lot on the north side of the road.

Six car gravel parking lot. Kiosk with trail brochures.

Primitive backpack camping is allowed on the trail.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation
1315 E. Main, Linn, MO 65051
ph. 573.897.3797

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Well maintained trail save for a large oak down due to a recent storm. Took my dog down on a Saturday afternoon and we were the only ones there. Creekbed was fairly dry, but not uncommon for mid August. This is a hidden gem if you're looking for short hikes and beautiful views.

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went looking for a trail to walk with our children and dogs.. and we found it! perfect trail for families!

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place to just get away from the human rat race

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Went with some friends one afternoon. The bridge was beautiful and the trail hike had some great views. The trail was a bit washed out and hard to navigate at times.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike to get out of Rolla for the afternoon even on a cold and sunny winter day. It would be a good spot to take out of town visitors to see some cool rocks.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail definitely plan on going again throughout the spring.

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Good trail, except for recent rain wash out and TICKs horrible we still have tick bites two weeks later! If we go again it will be in cold weather no ticks then!!

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This would have been a great trail, but like was mentioned before, half of it is washed out due to recent rain and flooding. If you go right at the start of the trail you can get to the natural bridge pretty easily, and it is a beautiful hike. But it was really disappointing not being able to find the rest of the trail after that. We poked around for about 30 minutes and nothing. Will be great once that gets cleared up.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great Trail but the recent rain and floods has made it hard to find the path after you cross the creek. I recommend taking a good look at the map posted in the parking lot. We started out clockwise on the loop and couldn't continue around since we lost the trail. Start out to the right (counterclockwise) if you want to be sure and see the natural bridge.

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Nice Trail. The highlight of course was the natural bridge.

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