Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

hiking
16 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.

Really beautiful spot. The road is difficult to drive so be careful. Has bathrooms at trail head. Trail flat and easy. Spring is pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

nice little trail with plenty to see

Very pretty area

hiking
2 months ago

I have been here twice. I can not get enough of this beauty.

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.

Love this river! Can’t get enough

great river great scenery

hiking
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

hiking
8 months ago

Really pretty area

Beautiful location! Easy trail for the whole family.

walking
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...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great mill and beautiful spring

paddle sports
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Only floated this once.
During the week, late summer.
Almost alone, it was great.

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 !!!

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.

hiking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Real unique area. Unworldly blue.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

Great destination hike to hit if you're in the area. The fall colors and the blue water made it more than worth the short trek. I made the trip in the mid morning and the sun was behind the cliffs. I would imagine it's even more beautiful in the afternoon with the sun on the water.

hiking
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

walking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Easy hike! Beautiful water! Enjoyed the views!

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