The small community of Olympian Village is almost entirely residential. Residents must go to neighboring cities like DeSoto and Hillsboro for most of their needs, including veterinary care.
One perk of living in Olympian Village is its proximity to some beautiful state parks. St. Francois State Park is located just sixteen miles south. St. Francois offers visitors spectacular encounters with nature! All Missouri State Parks are dog-friendly and allow dogs on trails and in campsites as long as they are on a leash no longer than ten feet.
St. Francois has three hiking trails for a person and their pup. Mooner's Hollow Trail is said to be the most scenic of the three trails in the park. It is rated as being moderately difficult. The hike is 2.75 miles long and includes scaling some steep hills and crossing some small creeks. This trail does flood after a hard rain. Visitors should check with the park for any closure notices. The second moderately difficult trail is Swimming Deer Trail. This trail is 3.15 miles long and takes hikers along the Big River. The last trail is a rugged trail. Pike's Trail is 10.25 miles long and includes an area for backpack camping. Dogs may accompany campers on this adventure.
Washington State Park is only fifteen miles west. This state park offers camping, fishing, and three rugged trails to explore with a leashed dog. The longest trail, Rockywood Trail, is six miles long through majestic hardwood trees. A backpack camp sets aside a space for an adventurous overnight camper. After a long walk in the woods, the state park offers numerous picnic sites in which to rest up for the ride back to Olympian Village.