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.

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Kristine Harlan (100)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hiking trail!

Felicia Pittman (149)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike with natural bridge being approximately the mid point. Prepare for wet feet. I personally wouldn't suggest this for small children (4 and under) they could tire very easily.

Susie Baldwin (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great afternoon hike. Exceptional maintained trails. Your feet will get wet! Natural bridge great place to take a break!

Doug Neidholdt (98171)

503 Completed531 Reviews

Just returned to this special scenic area. Nice short 2.5 mile hike on a wonderfully laid out and maintained trail. The natural bridge is only one of four that I am aware of in the state. Must see.

Nat Turner (172)

3 Completed4 Reviews

Nice trail. Sloping hills with a few creek crossings.

Tyler Crouch (119)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Did it last weekend when the weather hit 72. Beautiful day and a nice short hike, took the kids. Trail was a little muddy in spots, nothing to bad. Had to cross the creek twice. People have made some foot bridges with rocks so I was able to make it across both times without soaking my shoes.

Graham Zimmerman (189)

3 Completed1 Reviews

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.

Mairi Storm (57)

1 Completed1 Reviews

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

Tiff Robinson (64)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great place to just get away from the human rat race

Zacchary Harrison (56)

1 Completed1 Reviews

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.