Round Spring Trail

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Round Spring Trail is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and camping and is accessible year-round.

0.1 miles Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




Round Spring Trail - A short walk (0.1 mile) from the Round Spring Picnic area takes visitors to an overlook where visitors can view the deep blue-green waters of Round Spring which lies at the base of a moss/fern covered limestone bluff. Interpretive exhibits provide information on geology and an overview of prehistoric peoples who once lived in the area. The spring itself is some 55 feet deep, rising in a nearly circular pool of water before flowing under a natural bridge to join the Current River. On an average day, some 26 million gallons of water flow from the spring. At quiet times, otters, wood ducks and great blue herons may be seen in the spring. People however, are prohibited from swimming or wading in it.

2 months ago

3 months ago

The spring is pretty! The cave tour is the best part though!

1 year ago

Gorgeous spring, great campgrounds. Do in the summer and take the cave tour.