I wish there was a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. Sadly, there is not. However, there is one Missouri hike that will reward your efforts with the sight of an abandoned rock quarry and it's worth the trip.
If you go hiking in the Missouri backcountry often enough, you'll eventually see some crazy things. For one Missouri person, that was a rare albino deer that suddenly appeared on the trail in front of him.
If you're looking for a prime camping spot in Missouri that many others don't know about, I found one. It's just been named one of the best 'hidden gem' camping places in the state, but appears to be full of bobcats and turkeys.
Missouri has a lot of trails that either have wildflowers along the path, lots of river views or caves. There's one trail in the Show Me State that has all of those things and it's only a short drive from the city of St. Louis.
When you think of locations in America with tall waterfalls, maybe you don't immediately think of Missouri. But, did you know that there is one glorious waterfall that cascades down jagged rocks over 132 feet?
The best hikes are the ones with few other humans around. If you share that sentiment, whatever you do don't tell anyone about a secret Missouri place in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest which offers 16 miles of trails to hike.
There are a ton of great places to hike in Missouri so to say that one is the best above all of them is high praise indeed. But, there does seem to be a general consensus that there is one hike in the Show Me State that rises above the rest and it has stunning views of the Meramec River.
There are certain things you never want to do to a bear and very high on that list is to not surprise them. That's when things can go terribly wrong. But, one Missouri guy gave a textbook response to walking up on a large predator by remaining cool as a cucumber.