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Elephant Rocks State Park

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Elephant Rocks State Park

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Mignonne A wrote a review Sep 2020
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We have been to elephant rocks before many years ago! We had so much fun climbing on the rocks and seeing the views!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Washburns wrote a review Sep 2020
Edwardsville, Illinois232 contributions198 helpful votes
Wasn't sure what to expect when a friend suggested we visit Elephant Rocks State Park. It was simply amazing. Yes, it is just a huge jumble of very large marble rocks but the overall impact of walking among, between and over these huge monoliths is indescribable. There is a loop trail with multiple side trails as well as well worn paths to amazing views and opportunities to climb. Did not see a single bored kid the whole time we were there. If you just walk the loop trail it can be done in less than an hour. But to really see and experience the park takes quite a bit longer, allow 2 - 3 hours. All signage on the trail is also in braille. The loop trail is paved, wheel chair accessible though some short sections may be a bit steep for a chair. Restrooms are available in the parking lot. There is no drinking water in the park other than the vending machines at the restrooms. There is a sizeable picnic area off the parking lot. Spending some time with the kiosk as you enter the trail will make the rest of the walk much more rewarding and help to understand what you see.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rick B wrote a review Aug 2020
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States676 contributions89 helpful votes
We've been here before but had trouble this time finding the large 'Elephant Rocks'. The only signage that told where they were was at the very beginning of the park. We didn't look there until afterward. There is some signage around the loop, but it doesn't tell you which direction to walk to find the big rocks. The signage on the loop, has Braile and some other comments about interesting features. Also, on the loop trail there is a LOT of poison ivy. I will attach photos of poison ivy and how proliferate it is. The park staff should take some weed killer around the loop and try to control this.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Juliann B wrote a review Jul 2020
Wilmington, Illinois119 contributions10 helpful votes
I saw some photos of this park and just had to go. Elephant Rocks SP and the State high point were what attracted me to take the trip here to the St. Francois mountains. I saw the photos and just had to go. Well marked and maintained trail, informative signs advising the history of the rocks, and the rocks themselves... simply amazing. The park was a little crowded, but it was a Sunday so we expected it. Very little litter, no graffiti. This park is a gem.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Dallas R wrote a review Jun 2020
Wentzville, Missouri110 contributions5 helpful votes
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Elephant Rock State Park is amazing. It starts out as simple trails and leads you to some of the most beautiful rock formations you will ever see. The trails are easy enough for the entire family. Pets are welcome as well.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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