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Mooner's Hollow Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (7)

Enjoy a scenic, wooded trail in the Coonville Creek Natural Area of St. Francois State Park.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

854' 260 m

High

636' 194 m

Low

243' 74 m

Up

230' 70 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail is not technically challenging and offers plenty of places to take a break or observe nature. Also, creek pools make for good wading and exploring.

This park closes at 10 PM, as well as during heavy rains, so call to check for trail conditions and closures.
Park Office: (573) 358-2173

Description

Hop on this trail to enjoy a scenic hike along the Coonville Creek Natural Area. Along the way, a narrow dirt trail (clearly marked with blue blazes) winds up and down a few of the steep hills alongside Coonville Creek. There is a small waterfall (3 ft) upstream from the primary creek crossing that provides a great spot to take a break or enjoy lunch.

Flora & Fauna

Plentiful trailside wildflowers linger into late summer. Several bird species, and a surprising number of armadillos (which sound much larger than they are rustling through the leaf litter) can also be found in the area. Clear and cool creek pools are filled with tiny-to-small fish and crayfish.

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Shared By:

Meagan Sullender

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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Wildflowers abound in late summer.
Sep 4, 2017 near Bonne T…, MO
Small cascade upstream from primary creek crossing.
Sep 4, 2017 near Bonne T…, MO

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Feb 2, 2019
May Dorris
3mi
Jan 19, 2018
A B
Dec 14, 2017
Jill Bryant
Oct 8, 2017
Laura Ulmer
Sep 3, 2017
Meagan Sullender
Took us (human + dog) about 2 hours, and we stopped to wade in the waters often. Wildflowers were in bloom! Golden retriever heaven. 3mi — 2h 00m
Aug 26, 2017
Bomber Smith
Aug 4, 2017
C M
3mi
Jul 1, 2017
Dan Ritter
With Finley. 3mi