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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.

Loved it!!!

hiking
22 days ago

could've had more information on the fork. when you get near it, veer left to the rock steps.

23 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Very easy short trail up to the castle - some scenic views - castle is now fenced off so you cannot get as close to the castle as you used to be able to.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trail that is fairly easy to hike - not marked real well so make your you take the park map with you on this one.

hiking
27 days ago

Very easy short boardwalk trail with a number of steps if you go up to the water tower. Great views.

hiking
27 days ago

Very pretty loop trail that features the Natural Bridge formation - lots of climbing if you complete the entire loop.

hiking
27 days ago

Very easy boardwalk trail next to the springs. Very pretty area. Lots to see along this in and out trail.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail - lots to see - lots of steps so be prepared for that - also not marked very well but overall a very pretty area

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail - lots to see - can be kinda buggy on parts of it - so come prepared

on Castle Trail

28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Super easy boardwalk trail that affords some spectacular views of glades and the lake. Don't miss it.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice woodland trail, I didn't ind it either rugged or hard to navigate (unlike some other revues). We did not hike down to the cove but that would be the Lake trail and not the Quarry loop trail. It is blazed for clockwise direction but I always bring maps so I had no problem hiking CCW. It's not the most spectacular tril in the park but it is still very nice and worth taking if you have the time. It goes through some nice glades and has some great views of the lake.

walking
1 month ago

A super easy paved trail will take you to the ruins of the "Castle". Don't miss it!