Explore the most popular cave trails in Ozark National Scenic Riverway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun hike. Found a couple of morels along the trail. A black and white warbler and red-eyed vireo posed for us. The overlook at the top of the hill overlooking the mill and valley was beautiful.

19 days ago

The old mill is a highlight of this short hike. It sets next to a spring that averages 81 million gallons a day. The bridge over the creek has long since washed away so it’s an out and back trail now.

1 month ago

nice little trail with plenty to see

Very pretty area

2 months ago

So amazing. There are stairs so be prepared. There used to be a neat barn on the way, but vandals burned it down.

For as short as this trail is, it's packed with awesomeness. The area itself is amazing. I could sit and look at the spring all day. Great place for family pictures. So clean!

Simply put... beautiful place!

paddle sports
3 months ago

Great river. Lots of caves and springs to explore on the upper section above Alley Spring. Great swimming and fishing for the whole family.

nature trips
5 months ago

We found this place by chance a few years back. It was beautiful but had an eeriness to the location.

great river great scenery

6 months ago

Great little trail.

Didn’t do the overlook trail yet but there’s a smaller trail you can take just around the spring. Going back!! Stunningly beautiful place. Very well maintained and preserved.

really pretty area

8 months ago

Really pretty area

9 months ago

Beautiful area. The flood in April 2017 knocked out the bridge, turning this short trail into a longer one (see recording). There are lots of cool little caves to see and the hike now takes you along the creek and returns you to the parking lot. Very easy walk.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice hike, beautiful scenery...

Monday, March 06, 2017

If your in the area, this is a must do! Take a flashlight to look down into the well.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Really neat old cabin, just a few minutes walk off of the river. Beautiful Spring!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great mill and beautiful spring

Saturday, February 04, 2017

One of the most photographed mills in the Ozarks.
Caught it one time with a thick fog over the spring.
Very cool place !!!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

A lot of people float to here.

paddle sports
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Love this River. Wintertime can be AWESOME !!!
But just sitting on any of these gravel bars is all I need.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Perfect setting for just about anything! Love this place and visit a few times a year

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Beautiful blue water natural running spring around 81,000,000 gallons per day flows out of that spring. There's an old red Mill which was built in 1893

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beautiful, easy walk around Alley Spring and mill. Stop in and tour the mill while you're there!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

We really enjoyed our trip. Fairly easy hike. It had some switchbacks at the beginning that were a little tough being out of shape. There are copperheads so be careful and stay on the trail. I would hike there again.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Really neat!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Very scenic!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful! And the Jacks Fork River was sooo nice for my 2 year old to wade and swim in!

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