Sandstone Castles Trail
ElevationAscent: 353' 108 m
Descent: -1,198' -365 m
High: 2,211' 674 m
Low: 1,199' 365 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“This trail leads to some interesting rock house formations and to Twin Falls in the Richland Creek Wilderness.”— Missouri Hiker
The early sections of trail follow the relatively flat ridgeline, past four decaying sections of stone fence. As you reach the overlook points, you'll come upon the the Arch Caves and Sandstone Castles, which makes for a good lunch spot.
Head back to the trail press on to Twin Falls. The trail drops steeply with no switchbacks. Hiking poles are recommended for this section, especially for coming back up this way. At the bottom of the hollow, find a campsite and fire ring with an overlook of two large waterfalls, which empty into the creek below.
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