Blue Spring Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Blue Spring Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winona, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles 59 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Called "Spring of the Summer Sky" by Native Americans, the more famous Blue Spring is on the Current River and is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find, anywhere. The spring itself is over 310 feet deep, one of the deepest in the United States.This gives it a vivid blue color that one must see to believe. If you were to place the Statue of Liberty in Blue Spring, her torch would be five feet below the surface of the water!

hiking
6 days ago

Real unique area. Unworldly blue.

hiking
25 days ago

Great destination hike to hit if you're in the area. The fall colors and the blue water made it more than worth the short trek. I made the trip in the mid morning and the sun was behind the cliffs. I would imagine it's even more beautiful in the afternoon with the sun on the water.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike! Beautiful water! Enjoyed the views!

hiking
6 months ago

We took this trail just before sunset, its not that long, but the path isn't paved and there are some roots that make the hike less smooth than I would have liked. But, once hitting the spring it made it all worth it! Such a beautiful place. The path provides in ground trash cans which is nice, so there wasn't any trash on the trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Got lost and ended up at Powder Mill. Found sign that sail "Blue Springs - 1 mi" Do not take this trail!!!! It starts out ok but at one point trail is blocked by a beaver dam. Then trail narrows and becomes difficult. Found Blue Springs and it was gorgeous. One the way back though the trail disappeared entirely in spots. Do not go this way

hiking
1 year ago

Just returned to powder mill to camp in the area and while there hiked back to Blue Spring again. Beautiful site.

hiking
1 year ago

Went back taking family. Caught the spring flowers in bloom, they were so thick and fragrant, it smelled light perfume the whole way to the spring. Spring is gorgeous with its deep blue hue. Great campsite at Power Mill camp site, at the trail head.

hiking
2 years ago

The hike is not remarkable but pleasant. You have numerous views of the Current River along the way to Blue Spring, which is the destination. Blue Spring is very remarkable because of the blue caste to the water at the spring. Powder Mill NF campground is a nice stop over or a nice primitive campsite to spend several days in as you canoe, fish, hike, etc. in the area.

hiking
2 years ago


The hike is a destination hike, not taken for general beauty, though in the spring you can catch wildflowers in bloom, and in the fall, the fall color can be attractive. The uniqueness of the color of the spring's water is the draw. It is a vivid deep blue.