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Family Series: Hike & Cave

  • Alum Cove Natural Bridge Reacreation Area United States (map)
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Today we will visit one of our favorite places in the Ozarks.  We will start our day at Alum Cove. This area is most known for the incredible natural bridge that spans over 130’.  This easy hike will allow us to see it from above and then climb down under the natural bridge where we will see small waterfalls coming down every side of the feature.  This 1.5 mile hike is also filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. We will take our time to explore the entire area and dip into these caves to see what they have to offer!

After the hike, we will head to our next location: Mystic Caverns. This caves were originally called Mansion Cave due to its large calcite formations. One of the most amazing formations in the cave is called the “Pipe Organ” and it stands 30’ tall and 12’ thick. After this spectacular tour into Ozarks underground life, we will head back home.


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, CAVE TOUR AND EXPERT GUIDE

*GROUP/FAMILY RATES AVAILABLE

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE: 8+


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This day consists of simple 1.5 mile hike. Slow and steady we will see one of 37 N favorite places in the Ozarks.

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Relax after this exciting day exploring in the Ozarks and its many wonders.

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Return happy after seeing one of the Ozarks hidden gems.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:30 AM

  • BRANSON: LandShark Bar and Grill at Branson Landing (915 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616)
    PICK UP TIME: 9:30 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • Families looking for a fun day in nature.

  • First time hikers!

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a fun day in nature for the whole family.

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, lunch and snacks for the hike.

  • Raincoat

  • Jacket for cave (can be chilly!)

  • Headlamp (optional)

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:30 at Farmers Park (9:30 if you are leaving from Branson).

  • Drive to Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area.

  • Hike 1.5 miles through easy terrain at Alum Cove.

  • Visit some magnificent caves as Mystic Caverns.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 5:30 (4:45 to Branson).

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