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Elephant Rock Hike & Johnson Shut-Ins Swimming

  • Elephant Rocks State Park MO United States (map)
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This will be the perfect day out for families and adults! Elephant Rocks State Park is named after its awe-inspiring trunk-to-tail gigantic pink granite boulders appearing to the top of the hill like a train of circus elephants. This unique rock formation was created 1.5 billion years ago by lava being pushed to the surface in the most unique and beautiful was possible. Today’s hike will not even feel like a hike - this place feels like an adult’s playground, where you will be able to jump from rock to rock and let your imagination fly with it. It is a simple 1.5 mile hike amazing for families and adults.

After the hike, we will head to another amazing place for breathtaking rock formations: Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. This swimming hole is a jewel within Missouri. Here, we will swim and play while we refresh in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. On the way back, we will stop at a local creamery for some refreshing hand dipped ice cream.



INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION AND EXPERT GUIDE

DOES NOT INCUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

*GROUP/FAMILY RATES AVAILABLE

AGE REQUIREMENT: 8+ 


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Enjoy a simple day in the heart of Missouri. The hike and the swimming hole add up to a relaxing day in nature.

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Become one with nature while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful rock formations in the area. Enjoy the day surrounded by other outdoor lovers.

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Hiking + Swimming + Ice Cream = Happiness!


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 7:30 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • First time hikers up for a challenge

  • Families looking for a fun day in nature

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing / Swimsuit

  • Hiking shoes/boots.

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Water, lunch and snacks for the hike

  • Water-shoes.

  • Camera with water case (optional)


SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 7:30 at Farmers Park.

  • Drive 3 hours to Elephant Rocks State Park.

  • Enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of these rock formations.

  • Swim at Johnson Shut-Ins.

  • Drive back to Springfield and around 7:00 pm