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Swimming Hole Hike & Hops

  • Deer, AR, 72628 United States (map)
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Nothing screams Memorial Weekend celebration more than a swim session in an off the beaten path Shut-In! We will explore the breathtaking Ozark Trail through the Klepzig Mill to Rocky Falls section. This is a 3 mile hike with 459' elevation gain. The hike will begin at Klepzig Mill, a historic mill located in the beautiful Rocky Creek shut-ins. We will then continue though Buzzard Mountain shut-ins before ending at Rocky Falls,  which is one of the most remarkable cascades in Missouri. You will not be disappointed by its beauty! Throughout the hike, we will take several breaks to immerse ourselves in the stunning Ozark's waterfalls, old historic buildings, watering holes, and dynamic terrain. Make sure to bring your bathing suits as we will be jumping into the numerous shut-ins located along this hike. On the drive back, we will stop at Piney River Brewing Company for some great locally made beer.    


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION AND EXPERT GUIDE

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE: • 16+


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It’s the perfect combination. This 3 mile hike with 400' elevation change and mild terrain is easy to navigate with a few creek crossings

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Today you will get connected to nature and with other Ozark's enthusiasts!

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Today will bring together everything we love about warm weather in the Ozarks - swimming holes, hiking and locally made craft beers


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:00 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • First Time Hikers up for a challenge

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a fun day in nature

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes

  • Hat / gloves

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Swimsuit

  • Water Shoes (for water crossings)

  • Water, lunch and snacks for the hike.

  • Raincoat

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:30 at Farmers Park.

  • Drive 2 hours to Ozark Trail where we will hike 3.1 miles through medium terrain.

  • After a great hike, we will head to Piney River Brewing for some great locally made alcohol.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 5:30

Earlier Event: May 25
Hike, Mill, Cave Tour
Later Event: May 26
SUP & Winery