Devil's Kitchen Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Devil's Kitchen Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cassville, MO that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 390 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

cave

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

Beautiful walk along the bluffs above roaring river. Devil's Kitchen's name is derived from an odd rock outcrop that formed a roomlike enclosure. According to legend, this room, which has since collapsed, was used as a hideout by Civil War guerrillas. This is a beautiful, brisk walk around the bluffs at roaring river, with limestone bluffs, ledges, caves and springs. It is considered by many to be a favorite walk around the park and offers a wide variety of flora and fauna native to the area. Fishing is good so do not forget to grab your pole along with your gps and stay a while and enjoy the great outdoors here.

hiking
13 days ago

fantastic trail with all the fall colors in november!

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful, well maintained. Challenging steady elevation at times. Pretty bluffs. Will hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great challenging little trail, with a lot of fun things to see along the way. Would go again for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Really enjoyed this one, will do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Trail! Beautiful in the Fall. Not too long, not too short. Has some really cool rocks to climb around on. I like to get to the top of one and just sit and take it all in.

2 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Some neat rock climbing areas. Definitely would hike this trail again.

hiking
3 months ago

Completed this trail several years back while visiting the fish hatchery. A very pretty area. The trail is steep in sections, and a cool cave with some cool history.

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike for the family.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite trails this is a great Park to hike in some places were a little steep getting Around but this is a great place for peace and quiet and to do some thinking to clear your mind and Devils kitchen area are some really fascinating looking rocks I would recommend this to everyone

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail! A bit of hills but worth it for the creek, caves, rocks and beauty. We like to hike it counter clockwise. My kids began hiking it around ages 5 & 7. Bring water and a snack.

hiking
10 months ago

Did this trail on the with our Boy Scouts as part of the 1st Day hike. (Jan 1st) State park staff lead the hike. Great trail, went counter clockwise, was an easier trip. Really liked that there are caves on the trail. And the Boys loved climbing around on the Kitchen area.

hiking
1 year ago

Great for kids and new hikers. A little exploring is available and overall easy trail.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Fairly easy trail for most ages. Not one that I would recommend driving any distance to visit. If you're new to hiking or are worried about your physical condition, this may be the one for you. There is some elevation change as to be expected by any trail in the Ozarks.

hiking
1 year ago

Great, scenic, relatively easy trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Free.

Not paved. Very muddy after rain. Couple of little caves. Lots of uphill.

Not crowded (even though there was a fishing event occurring at the trout stream beside the trail head when visited).

hiking
1 year ago

Nice short hike at the park, good break from the fishing, nice rock formations

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail that's a moderate hike. There are a lot of finger trails that break off of it and lead to more hiking. Lots of photo opportunities as well. I would recommend it.