Cave Springs is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Melville, Missouri that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It's a great park for families with kids or for taking a stroll, but it's not the place to for for a day of hiking as you are surrounded by residential homes.
This is a nice spot for a lunch break hike. It gives you a chance to stay in the city and not feel like you are in the city. This spot has a surprisingly rich history. A fun little walk but watch your step. It is not in top shape. Many branches and rock to maneuver around.
Neat place but some of it is poorly marked and you can end up in someone's backyard
It is a nice short stroll in the woods, in the city. One positive I find is having such a wooded spot essentially in the middle of Kansas City but unfortunately it's just not that large of an area.
To say there is a waterfall is a bit of a stretch but the area has a lot of neat things to see, is dense with forest, and had plenty of trail options. You don't feel like you're in a city at all.
Nice trails and easy to get through. Not much of a cave, but enjoyed the afternoon walking around.
it was alright, the tree was pretty impressive. overall it was short, and I would hardly consider it a cave
Cave Spring park is the only privately run and owned park in the KC area that offers hiking trails, scout programs and picnic areas 365 days a year. The park is open from dawn till dusk. If the gate is not open please check the website for updates or call them. The park just added a 1 mile outer loop hiking-jogging trail. There are 4.2 miles of continuous hiking trails counting cutbacks. It will take the average hike about an hour to hike the main trails but add another 45 mins if you do side trails and cutbacks. As for trash and trail conditions. The park is maintained by volunteers. 100%. Boy Scouts, Church Groups and the like. The only full time person is an 83 year old man who has made the park his life and spends nearly every day up there working and cleaning. The park is always looking for more help and programs. www.cavespring.org. The Parks difficulty level of hiking is low. It is a great place for kids and pets with leashes.