Friday, April 2, 2010

Cathedral Canyon

Just west of Fredericktown, off of Highway E near the St. Francis River runs Lower Rock Creek. Most of the creek runs through private property but you can access a small area called Cathedral Canyon. What used to be an easy 1-mile hike in quickly turned into a rough bushwhacking trek through downed timber from last May's derecho that devastated a large portion of Southern Missouri (check out my article in next month's Rural Missouri Magazine!). Regardless of the down timber, the area is extremely abundant with native witch-hazel. Awesome hike and must visit for any hiker wanting to really get out and feel Missouri wildlands.

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