Explore the most popular trail running trails in Ha Ha Tonka 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.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful trail! Definitely a work out if you choose to do the stairs!! Great history behind this area.

great view

great hike stairs killed me

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty short by nice and cool on the other side of the island

hiking
1 month ago

nice little trail. my kids and dog enjoyed it.

Well marked trail with great valley views, steep drops and lovely creek access. It was a wonderful spring hike. I would not think the view would not be as great with all the leaves on the trees.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. fyi if you are not up for a long hike there is a parking lot near it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful rushing water to see. Very peaceful to sit and enjoy the view

hiking
3 months ago

Cool place to hike. Easy trail

walking
3 months ago

Love this place, the stairs might suck but it’s fun at the same time! Will be back again!

hiking
3 months ago

Love coming to this place! Beautiful all year round!

Great hike. Didn’t not do the full 7 because I left my cord to charge my phone but when I got back to my vehicle I seen a tower and walked in that direction and found a cave and bridge which led to the HA HA castle which was awesome and I would highly recommend it and I actually ended up doing 7 miles anyway lol

Trail heads and trail could have been better marked. The rocky awnings were pretty and overall, the trail was a fun, moderate hike.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorites at Ha Ha Tonka, for the variety --cool boulders and climbs, then rushing water when you hike down to the confluence.

hiking
3 months ago

I connected to this trail from the Colosseum Trail and did not do the full wooden staircase trail on this trip. I always marvel at the beautiful, clear water and the turquoise blue of the spring at its origin.

hiking
3 months ago

Very cool features, esp the Devil's Kitchen cave and Promenade features. I wish the blazing had been better--I wasn't sure I was going the right way when crossing the Post Office Road and moving farther from the parking lot. The trail seemed longer than the posted 1.3 miles (but maybe I was just tired since this was my last trail of the day, after 4 hours!). I cut it short and ended up retracing my steps back to the parking lot. I'll definitely return and do the full loop.

backpacking
4 months ago

Did a light overnight trip here. Walked about 4 miles into the loop and set up a hammock camp near the bypass. Good views, well maintained trails, and enough variance to keep it interesting. Saw deer galore both at camp and while hiking. There were some coyotes in the area but they stayed clear. I'd visit again if I were in the area.

backpacking
4 months ago

Great initial backpacking trail. Didn’t run into too many people.

The spring is stunning!!!

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful rock formations and a very easy trail.

hiking
6 months ago

loved this trail. it got a little confusing a few times with all the leaves on the trail but overall so worth it!

6 months ago

You can see the castle on the cliff from this trail. The spring water is really blue and clear. There's a cave that's difficult to get to, off the trail, but well worth it if you can make the very steep climb up and down.

Really cool short trail. Awesome rock formations, tall bluffa, and a small cave. Would definitely do it again.

hiking
6 months ago

Great moderate trail. It was raining and windy when we walked it, but it was still beautiful. Beware that it does get very slippery when wet. Would like to go back in the spring to see the glade flowers bloom. There is a marked shortcut for cutting it down to five miles instead of seven.

For the season, we couldn't have picked a better day to go for a hike, although I can see where bugs might be an issue during other months. The ecological make up of this trail is what makes it fun. The rock formations and vast praries are beautiful with some unique scenery. The trail was well maintained and easy to access. It didn't feel like we put in the miles, even hiking in to look at a primitive site for camping. It was worth the trip down.

backpacking
7 months ago

Great trail. Plenty long. Only saw one other group the whole weekend.

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. I hiked here regularly in the early to mid 1990's.
The best features are the Devil's Kitchen cave and the Promenade. I gave it 4 stars, instead of 5, because the hike through the Savannah area is usually kind of boring, aside from a few wildflowers. However, there are occasional deer or fox sightings. Sometimes in Winter or early Spring, you can get a glimpse of a bald eagle soaring overhead.

trail running
8 months ago

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

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

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