Explore the most popular views 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
1 month ago

Nice overall hike. Bit of a steep climb early on. The trail does run parallel to the road for a stretch so the sound of the cars took away from feeling out in nature. Other trails in the area making it easy to do several while you are out there. Be prepared to fight for parking with people fishing if you go on the weekends during season.

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.

Beautiful area. Frequently patrolled and safe. Great family campground.

Nice trail for a fun, easy hike.

So much park, so little daylight! I will be back to adventure.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked the trail backwards starting at the trail head across the bridge from the old lodge. Much more enjoyable running the numbers from 9-1. After you master all the steps to the top, it's mostly downhill making for a faster hike so there is more time to look at the stopping points.

hiking
5 months ago

Wow! Excellent workout

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.

Amazing trail! Beautiful rock formations.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice Hike

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike, nothing special

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.

scenic driving
7 months ago

New road surface makes traveling this scenic drive a little easier on the unpaved section. Plenty of side trails to walk or 4wheel. And when you get to highway turn toward Eagle Rock and check out the New Mexican restaurant across the bridge and close to Dollar General. Not a drive for low to the ground vehicles or cars with "city tires" this is a rough riding road and no facilities. A few really nice openings to view the Ozark mountains. One with old picnic tables and a place to pull off and rest from bouncing down the road. It's s fun drive always something to see and leaves are starting to change colors.

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!

amazing trail! fairly challenging...and very scenic! nice caves and has a small waterfall also!

hiking
7 months ago

Short hike with a few rock outcroppings that are interesting, but nothing extraordinary.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike but its an uphill climb so be prepared. Nice caves, bluffs and springs. Before you hike pick up a map at the nature center that tells about the numbered sites as well as the other trails at the park. Very well marked and easy to follow.

on Deer Leap Trail

8 months ago

Great trail with kids. Great view.

Re-hiked this trail with grand kids. Good intro hike, some nice rock formations

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.

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