Hwy 21 South to Elephant Rock State Park + ADD NEW ROUTE
12 in Missouri Missouri150 Miles
on June 1, 2005
- Trip Toolbox
route starts on hwy 21 in the south west part of St Louis
(near towns like Arnold or Mehlville). I suggest you get
on I-270 and take exit #2 (Tesson Ferry Road/Highway 21)
and take Highway 21 south. The route starts as you pass
Paulina Hills, MO and continues south as you pass through
Hillsboro, through Washington State Park, through Potosi,
Belleview, and ends at Elephant
Rock State Park. You can continue if you like what you've
seen so far, down to Johnsons'
Shut-ins state park.
Leaving south from St. Louis you quickly hit 2 lane winding road with a relaxed feel. Many turn-offs allow exploring the start of the Missouri ozarks. Elephant Rock State Park and a few miles further Johnsons' Shut-ins State Park are great place to relax and hike or take a dip in the river.
Just outside St. Louis the road has a bit of traffic. But after that it thins out and the road has a nice number of turns and elevation changes. Got to watch a few of the turns as you never know what's stopped ahead.
Small town diners and ice cream shops along the way. And as always a bar or two.
- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).
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