On a gloomy day in November, we visited Kress Farm Garden Preserve. This place is a 142+ acre garden and preserve located near Hillsboro, Missouri.
We first stated our hiking from the parking lot north along the bluebird/yellow trail and then hopped on the blue trail heading east. I loved this little tunnel of trees!
One of the best trails at Kress is the blue cave trail which is a spur of the bluebird trail. After hiking just a short ways on this trail, a large shelter cave comes into view! It’s massive!
As you continue to follow the blue trail, two more shelter caves await! It is a really cool sight and reminded me a bit of Don Robinson State Park!
The trail dead ends so you have to backtrack and pass by the caves again. Too bad! 😉
We made our way back to the parking lot, but we wanted to keep hiking so we found the red/yellow trail. We split off and hiked the yellow trail which had a few neat features as well!
There are two wet-weather waterfalls!
Overall! I really enjoyed Kress Farm! Just a reminder, that no dogs are allowed so Ellie had to sit this one out.
When driving to Kress Farm, you pass by the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Historic Site. This is a great picnic area with a historic bridge and nice creek! Check it out!