May 20, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

National Trails Day hike at Onondaga Cave State Park June 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 20, 2019 – Join Onondaga Cave State Park staff for an invigorating hike, at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 during National Trails Day. Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors plenty to see above ground too. Led by the park naturalist, the hike will follow a loop around the park touching all three trail systems; Blue Herron, Oak Ridge and Deer Run trails. See captivating views along the Meramec River with bluffs more than 100 feet high, pass through beautiful glades and shady wooded areas, and step back in time with a stop at the old dam and millrace constructed in 1886.

The hike will be easy to moderate, cover approximately 6 miles of trail and includes a stop for lunch. It will start from the Blue Herron Trail trailhead on the visitor center side. We encourage you to dress weather appropriate for the hike, wear appropriate hiking shoes, and bring water and a sack lunch. Insect repellent is recommended. For more information, call the park naturalist at 573-522-3760.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located 7 miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off I-44 on Highway H. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-522-3760.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.