Explore the most popular birding trails in Roaring River 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.

As of 3-24-18 the trail is closed for maintenance

hiking
1 month ago

Short trail but nice overlook to the hatchery. This trail does split off to the Fire Tower Trail so did them both.

hiking
1 month ago

Longer trail with a steep climb early on making you earn it. What goes up must go down so after the tower you get the decline and after that it levels out. Little bit of everything on this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail has everything. A view of the spring with its clear turquoise water. Then a steep climb through woods to fire tower. Then great views of cliffs and benches. Then a bit along the river. It really is a trail that covers everyone

As of 12/18/17 trail is closed for maintenance.

backpacking
5 months ago

Very enjoyable trail. Fairly easy with some great rock formations on the lower side. Ran int a couple of roaring river employees before I started they were very helpful and informative.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice Hike

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike

hiking
5 months ago

Decent hike, nothing special

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail! near the end of the trail there is a nice mountain view....and the last mile or so was along the waters of roaring river.

Beautiful! Colors are just turning. I'd go back again. It's steep up either side.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail with a lot to see. Just stop and look if you're new to the trail. Lots of roots and rocks just waiting to trip up a newbie. Difference in trail length might be due to the walk back through the campground. Leaves are beautiful right now. Fun hike with a few challenging areas.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail. A nice short trail that is very scenic. Many bluffs surround the trail that make for great pictures. Would like to do it again when the leaves are off the trees.

hiking
7 months ago

great trail! pretty scenic! fairly challenging terrain at times. perfect distance hike!

Good trail! very short though. nice scenery of the trout hatchery below!

on Deer Leap Trail

8 months ago

Great trail with kids. Great view.

Nice hike but be careful on down slope. Can get tricky. No major views in early September when I hiked but good wooded hike. Enjoy.

Great hike. A bit slipping with Pepe's at spots. In the winter the view from the fire tower might be good, but even so, a hike I would do again. Great late summer wild flowers at spots.

Beautiful hike! We enjoyed the different elevation and views. Will definitely go again.

Fairly steep. This is a there and back trail.

It was a nice hike

hiking
10 months ago

loved that the fire tower is there to climb really nice hike

hiking
11 months ago

A short trail up by the hatchery. Nice view from the top.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wonderful hike! great elevation, beautiful flowers, little cave like overhangs....beautiful!

Monday, November 14, 2016

This is a 2.75 mile hike. We have hiked it many times. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Dog friendly (on leash). We have seen many eagles while hiking there. Note during nesting scene this trail closes at 3:00 pm .

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great hike... lost the trail at the end.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Enjoyed it

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Good

Friday, October 21, 2016

very short, nice little overlook

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nice short trail that takes you from one end of the hatchery to the other. Once you get up all the stone steps it will take you over the cave and to a look out spot where you have a great view of the hatchery and Ozark hills. Very pretty in the Fall!

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