Blossom Rock Trail


Area Status: Open

Blossom Rock Trail is a 1.1-mile trail in the Lane Spring Recreation Area. It leads up to the Blossom Rock, which is a sandstone formation that appears to "blossom" forth from the surrounding limestone. The views of the rock outcrop is very pretty and the back half of the trail provides views of the Little Piney River.

The trailhead is at the southern portion of the campground. The trail is a loop to the point where you cross the bridge over the drainage to the rocks. You cross back over the bridge and will return to the campground on the same path you followed to the rocks.

You walk by a drainage stream that will fluctuate with the rain but rarely floods the trail out.

The trail starts along the drainage at the campground level and then turns and goes slightly uphill along the base of the ridge. The trail is narrow and fairly bumpy from rocks and roots.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Day Use
  • Per car: $2/day
Open Season: March 1 - October 31
Restrictions: On the Trail
  • Hiking is permitted.
  • No motorized vehicles, horses or bikes are permitted.
At the Trailheads
  • No overnight camping in day use areas at any time of year.
  • Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash in the day use area
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Rolla, Edgar Springs
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Pass information can be found on the Passes and Permits page of the website.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District
Email | Phone and Address

General Information

Directions:

From Rolla, MO

  • go 12 miles south on Hwy 63;
  • turn right/west onto Forest Road 1892 (marked by entrance sign). Follow this road 1.5 miles to recreation area where the road dead ends.

Accessibility:

Toilets are accessible.


General Notes:

Safety:

  • During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects, poison ivy and high temperatures.
  • Be aware of hunting seasons.

For more safety tips visit the Safety section of the website.


Parking:

Winter Use

The trail is still available for use when the gate to Lane Springs is closed. You will need to park at the small parking area provided next to the gate at the top of the hill.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

The Blossom Rock Trail is located in Lane Spring Recreation Area. Lane Springs is situated along Little Piney Creek in a beautiful hardwood area. Its location and beautiful surroundings make it a popular destination.

Amenities

Picnic tables: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Yes
Parking: Day Use: multiple parking lots that can fit 75 vehicles total
Toilets: Yes
Accessible: Some amenities and features are accessible
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles

  Latitude : 
37.79737616

  Longitude : 
-91.83630920