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This starts in pretty dense vegetation that rubs on your legs. Wear pants. Lots of ticks and chiggers too, so bring bug spray. Otherwise a good trail.

Any area along Richland creek offers great trails and beautiful scenery from the wooded area's to the multiple waterfalls. Falling water, Twin falls, and six fingers falls to name a few. This is a must see area if you've not been dont miss out anymore

it was a great trail did take a little bit to find the trail went off of it multiple time but was also first time out there had a blast water was kind of low went July 15 2018 going back this weekend right after a rain august 11th 2018 will report when I return.

Beautiful views at Spy Rock and a fairly easy trail. Unfortunately all the waterfalls and creeks were completely dry, it being August, so we didn't get to enjoy the beauty of the trail to its fullest. We will have to try this one again when it's less dry.

Had a great hike with my husband. the beginning of the trail was a bit confusing- you have to walk to the "lookout" in order to find the trailhead. The steps leading from Taneycomo waterfront back up to the lookout was handbuilt in 1938, look for the engraved poem!

This trail was difficult for our younger and elderly. The trail down the 330 Rick steps was brutal coming back up in the 90 degree plus heat. Bring water. The rest of the trails were really nice. There apparently is rarely a waterfall as it only goes when it’s wet outside.

Do not discredit the hard trail rating. Very steep with loose rocky footing. Narrow paths poorly marked. Isolated. I used the map on this app and it worked well to find the trail. I enjoyed the challenge. Be prepared— this trail is difficult.

It would be a 5 star if I could find a better trail to the large Waterfall. Very beautiful and rewarding. Great views and after hiking there for several years I found a small cave to hike through. Bring a very long rope if you want to see the big fall.

awesome trails. nothing to hard. great views from the top of the water fall. unfortunately no water this time.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a pleasant surprise for being in the middle of Branson! The scenery and difficulty took us by surprise! The terrain is definitely rough on most parts of the trail, but not unmanageable. The waterfall is a must see, even when dry. There’s tons of little trails to explore and places to climb. Lots of neat rock fixtures. Negatives: The Rock Bluff Trail, or whatever it’s called is not easy at all. I don’t suggest taking it if you don’t have good footing. My friend slip and cut her knee. Also, the trails are confusing and poorly marked. They’re only marked when you cross paths with another trail. At some points, the actual physical trail doesn’t really look much like a trail anymore.

Great trail!! Could use better markings!

backpacking
1 month ago

Spent the weekend here at the beginning of June. The trail is clearly marked, but very overgrown and sometimes hard to see past the overgrowth. There's a beautiful campsite near a creek and one right past a dirt road. Plenty of camping spots near the waterfalls. It was strenuous. The climbs can be rough. A lot of loose rocks and larger rocks and roots. Wear very comfortable shoes that are water resistant. You have to cross some creeks.

Amazing trail! There is something for everyone here. The yellow and green trails are on the easy side and well marked. The red trail was also well marked, but moderate. I had trouble finding the Tanycomo trail which is more difficult, but it was worth the search when we found it. In late June there was no water on the falls, but still so beautiful and cool in the early morning.

backpacking
1 month ago

Awkward trailhead, had to park near the street. Walked further than spy rock and set up near a waterfall for the night. Wonderful night! Overall great trip and spy rock has great views. Not a strenuous backpacking trip.

Very nice hike with my 15 and 11 year old kiddos. Took the trail to the grotto and cave, very unique and certainly worth a couple of hours.

Unusual place for a trail head — behind a couple of camping sites at Redding. But a perfect hike for me. A good uphill to a great midpoint – Spy Rock. Then a good descent back to Redding campground. Btw, did I mention that Redding is on the Mulberry River? A dip in the river is a perfect way to top off a great hike. Note: the a- and descent each have spots of (what I consider) narrow trail, especially given one side of the trail is pretty much straight down. Those spots are definitely doable, but I felt a heightened sense of caution traversing those stretches.

hiking
2 months ago

A good challenge and a nice payoff at the summit.

The trail is being overtaken by the woods. It has down trees, vegetation and more TICKS than any place I've ever been. I took over 200 off me. No lie.

My husband and I, along with our 9 year old son, hiked this trail in about 2 hours. Taking numerous stops to admire various beauties of nature, especially the Owen's homestead.

Difficult and hot trail, but great views!

There are no clear markers at the starting of the trail. Went the wrong way for a bit before back tracking. But once in the trail, it is beautiful. We stopped multiple times to get in the water since the weather was so hot.

hiking
2 months ago

This was my first solo hiking/camping trip. The trail is marked fairly well and I didn't have much trouble staying on track. I did follow the creek as intended. However, the water was high enough that I needed to swim across Richland Creek to get to Twin Falls. You will be getting wet! At several points during the trail you will need to cross a body of water on foot. Most of which were about calf/knee height for me. The last was waist/chest height and at times you cannot touch the bottom completely so you need to be very careful. The current can be strong in some areas. When you come to a bend in the creek with a flat stoney shore, you'll need to cross where it comes to a fork. This is the only part that is not marked. There is no indication that you'll need to cross at that point. Luckily, I ran into a couple at the very spot and they asked me if I was looking for Twin Falls. They mentioned they had been there before and pointed me in the right direction. I would not have been able to find it if it weren't for their guidance. Continue on for about half a mile (maybe less) and you will know you've reached Twin Falls when you see it. Although it is marked a "hard" trail, I think it is doable for anybody who is generally active. There's various terrain and beautiful scenery everywhere you turn. I will be back to continue exploring and to possibly bring friends!

An amazing trail. We traveled up the west side part of the loop. It took us about 2 hours to reach the top. The view is worth the climb. Heads up that while it looks overgrown, the actual summit itself is pretty clean and a great spot to camp. Also watch out for the ticks. There’s plenty of them to go around. :)

hiking
2 months ago

It was a challenge to find the trail, but well worth the effort. Find Farm Road 2185 and stay on this gravel road until you come to the opening with National Forestry sign marking the trail head. No where is "Tar Kiln Trail" marked with a sign. Park your car and walk about 1/8 mile east to the trail opening on the left.

Whoever left the orange markers is a blessing. You da real mvp.

We took the trail from the Redding Campground, where it is well marked. This is a beautiful hike, but there are no markings when you hit the East/West division about how many kilometers the hike is. There was no information at the campground about the trail, so we figured it was a 2-3 mile trail, easy for a quick afternoon hike. However we soon realized that the "loop" was farther up the mountain than we thought, and we had to turn around after 2 hours and head back down because of the bad weather coming in. Please have someone mark the trailhead with a distance for the loop!

Awesome trail - great for our family. Loved the caves, steps and wildlife. The grotto was definitely the highlight!

You’ll have to swim the river to get to the trail head. Watch for the sign across the bank. Not a bad hike. Marked well but lots of ticks.

The overlooks are really beautiful. Only found one falls with a large pool underneath. The trail was pretty much nonexistent at some point and we didn’t see any ribbons or markers. It was still a fun hike with great views.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail for a day hike or overnight backpacking. This was our first backpacking trip and we had a blast. Great place to hammock camp right on the rock overlook. Trail is well marked and maintained. Both of us are beginners but are in good physical condition; it took us about 2.5 hours to reach the rock and about 1.5 hours to hike back down.

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