See Why This is One of the Highest-Rated Hikes in Missouri
There are a lot of places to hike in Missouri, so if you say you've found the best one, that's really saying something. Based on online ratings, there is one hike in the Show Me State that almost constantly is rated as one of the best and there's new video to show why.
A YouTuber just dropped brand new video from Don Robinson State Park which is located to the southwest of St. Louis, Missouri with a simple description:
We went back to Don Robinson State Park to hike the Sandstone Canyon Trail 3.9 mile loop lots of elevation and slippery terrain,but very enjoyable hike!
Their short video of the hike shows why this is one of the best-rated in Missouri.
There are 3 main trails in Don Robinson State Park and the Sandstone Canyon Trail is the highest-rated of them all. All Trails describes it like this:
Try this 3.9-mile loop trail near Eureka, Missouri. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 39 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.
With nearly 3,000 reviews as of this writing, the Sandstone Canyon Trail rates an average of 4.5 out of 5. One 5-star review on All Trails by a user named Laura said "Beautiful trail. Well marked. Some hills, rocks and roots." User Ashley added "One of the most beautiful hikes to see the fall colors. It’s very well maintained and the canyon was amazing. Definitely make a point to hike back to the waterfall. It’s well worth the trip." It's worth mentioning these two reviews were just from the past couple of weeks.
If you're up for a good hike with great views, this is one worth considering and it's not that far away from the Hannibal/Quincy area. You can check out the official website for more information.