hiking

dogs on leash

forest

camping

walking

kid friendly

views

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

lake

trail running

wildlife

From dark caves to backcountry hiking trails to castle ruins perched on a cliff, Ha Ha Tonka State Park is the ideal place for the adventurous. Ha Ha Tonka is a geological wonderland: sinkholes, caves, a huge natural bridge, soaring bluffs, and Missouri's 12th largest spring. More than 15 miles of trail traverse the park, leading visitors to spectacular scenery, natural wonders and the famous castle ruins. Accessible, paved walkways and rugged, rocky trails provide every hiking experience, from a casual boardwalk stroll to an overnight backpack trip. Looming over all is the ruin of the turn-of-the-century stone castle built by a wealthy businessman. The empty shell of this great mansion overlooks Ha Ha Tonka Spring and Lake of the Ozarks from atop a 250-foot bluff. The Ha Ha Tonka Woodland preserves an excellent example of presettlement landscape. Scattered oaks, prairie grasses and wildflowers, open rocky glades and valley woodlands form a woodland mosaic. A seven-mile backpack trail winds through much of this area so visitors can easily explore the woodland. Rugged terrain, beautiful bluffs, dark caves and a castle on a cliff -- bring your camera because Ha Ha Tonka State Park has it all.

hiking
15 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

A good trail, but overgrown in spots. use bug spray and check for ticks afterwards.

hiking
21 days ago

Fun to see the natural bridge, great hiking trail but be careful for dogs pads as some small sections were very rocky terrain.

Very easy, wheelchair accessible, and great lookout views.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice hike, great view of the lake

Very rough and steep terrain. lots of spider webs and the trail gets very narrow at times. Did see 2 white tail deer and some nice views of the hills to the south

hiking
22 days ago

Nice hike around the island. Some rugged terrain, but not to bad

hiking
22 days ago

Very nice hike. Lots to see. Highly recommended.

hiking
22 days ago

Natural bridge was awesome. The hike out was very rugged terrain. Recommend hiking boots with good ankle support.

Easy hike to castle and around to the overlook. Great views

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Easy hike to castle. Great views

Good easy trail for kids and adults

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trail. Enjoyed the outing.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed the castle ruins.