Explore the most popular cave trails in Devil's Den State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

No shortage of beautiful and interesting stops on this hike, really enjoyed it, definite must-do hike when at Devil’s Den STate Park.

hiking
9 days ago

Fun, easy trail! Waterfalls were beautiful. Too bad the caves were closed.

I had great ride. first time on trail. some water on trail due to recent rain, but it made it fun and challenging ride for me. Didnt realize I would have to wade across river twice, about knee deep on may 5th.

Loved this hike. It's short but sweet and steep. About a mile total (out and back). It isn't marked so if you don't know it's there, you'd drive right by it. So cool to see the Moonshiner's Cave!

Kristen and I hiked this clockwise from suspension bridge 15 miles in exactly 6 hours. Including a wonderful stop at rock creek camp for lunch and feet in the water. Good hike. Some elevation change but not like Colorado. Saw 2 beautiful white tail deer. Many creeks and streams were running. We enjoyed seeing waterfalls and cliffs and mini caves. Lots of variation. Suspension bridge was a cool start. I would like to hike more in this area. Did see 1 large black snake at the beginning of hike but thankfully no others. Dogwood blooms were so lovely throughout the hike

backpacking
29 days ago

Well kept trails and plenty of places to camp. You will need an extra set of shoes to cross Lee Creek.

We failed to get a trail map and think we missed the waterfall. Otherwise it was a beautiful trail for two seniors.

Really liked the trail but it was poorly marked and confusing so I missed a loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Didn't know what to expect knowing it was a bike trail... Loved it!! Hiked the west side of Outlaw Loop and the Sawmill Loop where we crossed over at 2.4 miles. The river was up after recent rains so the trail had numerous waterfalls/cascades and little creeks to cross... We put on our water sandals to cross Lee Creek which was about calf high... Had to be careful!! We decided to skip Racer's Hill and start back finishing up on the east side of Sawmill and Outlaw Loop back to Campground A... only there we were unable to cross the white water creek!! We followed the trail along the river which connected to the river side of Devil's Den Trail until we saw the highway bridge we could cross over and walked the road back to Campground A adding about 1.6 miles... total loop was about 6 miles... Looking forward to doing it again!!

hiking
1 month ago

Made the trek down from Wisconsin to try some different terrain. Not being from the area, did quite a bit of reading of others reviews which were helpful. So my significant other and I did the trail twice in two different days. The first day we went counterclockwise and we ended up completing the 15 mile loop in 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trail is well defined with blue diamond markers, so getting lost is pretty difficult. Going thus direction, you are bound to see multiple ppl as everyone seems to go clockwise. Trails are wide enough however to pass comfortably. Ended up climbing about 1900 ft in elevation and descending down about the same. At about mile 2 you start to climb for close to a mile until it tapers off. It is up and down the remainder of the trail until about mile 12 when you cross the road, from there it is downhill for about 2 miles which can be tough on the knees. When we hiked it clockwise, it was 15 miles again and we pushed ourselves to complete it in 5.5 hours. Same information as above only opposite. Overall it was a nice trip. Friendly people alomg the way. Only gripe is all of the horse droppings. Also, thankfully no spiders this time of the year which I was thankful for!

Hiked this trail in early February. A great time to hike this area. This area is good for an over night hike. Devils den is also a great area for some Family car camping too

hiking
2 months ago

Decided to stop and hike Moonshiner's on the way to hike some of the trails further in Devil's Den Park. Nice trail. Always find older man made structures interesting. We only ran into one other couple on the hike even though it was a nice weekend so that was nice. Was not disappointed at all by the hike and will be doing again.

Highly suggest going when caves are open. Otherwise and absolutely gorgeous adventure. Fairly easy and quick hike.

We did this one after Yellow Trail. Beautiful falls and caves.

backpacking
2 months ago

Recent prescribed burns by the forestry service have impacted the section outside the state park, in the ozark national forest. However, it is still a gorgeous trek with a well defined trail. It is not for the faint of heart. The trails are covered with rocks that are sometimes slick, but the views outweigh the difficulty. It has well established, primitive camps with ample water sources. I did the trek in two half days going clockwise on the trail. It is a great weekend getaway that I definitely plan on doing again.

Water fall was refreshing. Too bad caves are closed.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Trail Wonderful water features. Late winter hike. Definitely do this again when foliage returns.

hiking
2 months ago

I've hiked this trail several times.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great trail if you live within four hours or so for a nice weekend escape. Lots of spiders in the late summer but great fall and spring temps.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for me and my 7-year-old. Took us awhile to complete, simply because he needed a lot of rest breaks. Lots of caves, although they are unfortunately closed due to white nose syndrome. I've been before the diseases and the caves are so awesome. This trail has lots of rock formations, crags, caves and different elevations.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great trail, Good first backpacking experience, lots of spiders and webs along the trail when i came through but hey its nature! will definitely come back!

Great hike! Loved this trail and Moonshiners Cave is a great piece of Ozark history!

A great beginner’s backpacking trail. Some gorgeous views and good backcountry camping sites. For my first solo backpacking trip, I hiked two half-days on this trail in early November, and the temps were perfect (highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s).

Awesome

Found a camera on the trail, turned it into the visitor center, I believe it was a canon. Some of the pictures had 4-8 people in it, so maybe it belonged to a bigger group? Hope you find it!

backpacking
4 months ago

This is a pretty challenging trail, and I think a little longer than it is listed as. I planned for a three day hike so I could take my time and enjoy a couple nights of backcountry camping. The trial is pretty rugged, with lots of ups and downs, and most of the trail is riddled with large stone. I wound up bruising/spraining the bottom of my foot on mile three and limped through most of the trail, so that only made the trip harder. That being said, I was impressed with several primitive campsites along the trail that other hikers had made. The site at Quaill Valley was especially impressive. There were a few places to filter some water, just before mile 5, and several places from 6-9(Junction camp I believe is the last place for water). There are also several campsites right along Blackburn Creek from mile 6-9. Butterfield Falls(a rock garden) was a challenge, but a short one. I was through it in a couple of minutes. At the top is a primitive camp with a gorgeous view. The next couple of miles ware fairly easy, and another primitive camp around 11.5. The last two miles of the trail are pretty rocky and steep. All in all a good trail, but be sure to wear proper footwear. If I had less give in my sole, I think the trip would have been a lot more enjoyable.

sweet trail run

Lots to see and explore on a relatively short and easy trail!

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