Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little Missouri Falls

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Yesterday was a beautiful summer day. It was cool for the last of August. After church my Mom and Dad had invited me to go on a picnic. We decided to go to Little Missouri Falls. It is quite a long drive over rough gravel roads to get to the Falls. We decided to eat the picnic lunch at home and then drive out to the falls.

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It was such a gorgeous day that there were quite a few people at the falls. If it isn't high water, you can go into the river and play on the rocks. There were some boys there that were having lots of fun playing in the water and seeing who could hold there head under the falls for the longest.

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The Little Missouri River plunges through a cleavage creating a spectacular waterfall during periods of high water. Then it tumbles over a series of natural rock dams 2 to 4 feet high, intermixed with relatively quiet pools (natural swimming holes) it continues as a cascade for several hundred more yards.

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When you arrive at the parking area, there is a foot bridge across the river that takes you to a half mile, out-and-back trail that is mostly 'easy' with a few steep grades. The trail used to cross a native stone dam across the river. When water was over the dam you couldn't cross the river to the trail. The trail ascends a series of steep steps to the edge of the cliffs overlooking the river. From here you have a great view of the area above the falls.

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The view from the bridge is a beautiful preview of the views that are across the bridge.

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It had been awhile since I had been to Little Missouri Falls. I shouldn't wait so long between visits.


  1. Thanks for showing a little of your world. It's beautiful, and looks like a fun place, as well.

  2. Looked like the boys are having a fun time jumping in the water. Very beautiful scenery. Nice to be out with the family. Happy outing.

  3. Beautiful colors. Looks like fun.
    Nice you have parents to go places with.

  4. Beautiful place, river and especially falls.

  5. Wow that is a beautiful area. Great pictures! I think I will have to have our family take a trip soon to the falls. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Seeing this made me a little homesick. Although I have only been to LMF 3-4 times, It was always a great way to spend the day. It looked like the perfect day to be there.