Down toward the bootheel of Missouri is Campbell, Missouri – the peach capital of
Missouri. Not much farther down the road is Morris State Park. This state park is a 160 acres of land preserved due to a ridge formed during the last ice age featuring unusual plants and soils found nowhere else in Missouri.
This tiny state park does not have any campgrounds, playgrounds, or other amenities other than a vault toilet and a 2.5 hiking trail. We hiked the Crowley’s Ridge trail and included video footage of this forest trail. It follows along the top of the ridge and comes out in a peach orchard, where you walk on the border of private property to a country road and back to the trail head.
We probably wouldn’t hike this trail again, but it was a great start to our bootheel state park circuit. During this same day, we made it over to the Hunter-Dawson House State Historical Site, Big Oak Tree State Park, and Towosahgy State Historical Site and we will post follow-up videos about those places soon.