Blue Spring Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winona, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Called "Spring of the Summer Sky" by Native Americans, the more famous Blue Spring is on the Current River and is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find, anywhere. The spring itself is over 310 feet deep, one of the deepest in the United States.This gives it a vivid blue color that one must see to believe. If you were to place the Statue of Liberty in Blue Spring, her torch would be five feet below the surface of the water!
Real unique area. Unworldly blue.
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.
Easy hike! Beautiful water! Enjoyed the views!
We took this trail just before sunset, its not that long, but the path isn't paved and there are some roots that make the hike less smooth than I would have liked. But, once hitting the spring it made it all worth it! Such a beautiful place. The path provides in ground trash cans which is nice, so there wasn't any trash on the trails.
Got lost and ended up at Powder Mill. Found sign that sail "Blue Springs - 1 mi" Do not take this trail!!!! It starts out ok but at one point trail is blocked by a beaver dam. Then trail narrows and becomes difficult. Found Blue Springs and it was gorgeous. One the way back though the trail disappeared entirely in spots. Do not go this way
Just returned to powder mill to camp in the area and while there hiked back to Blue Spring again. Beautiful site.
Returned again. Nice campground, nice restrooms, not just a pit toilet, water available at camp.
Went back taking family. Caught the spring flowers in bloom, they were so thick and fragrant, it smelled light perfume the whole way to the spring. Spring is gorgeous with its deep blue hue. Great campsite at Power Mill camp site, at the trail head.
The hike is not remarkable but pleasant. You have numerous views of the Current River along the way to Blue Spring, which is the destination. Blue Spring is very remarkable because of the blue caste to the water at the spring. Powder Mill NF campground is a nice stop over or a nice primitive campsite to spend several days in as you canoe, fish, hike, etc. in the area.
The hike is a destination hike, not taken for general beauty, though in the spring you can catch wildflowers in bloom, and in the fall, the fall color can be attractive. The uniqueness of the color of the spring's water is the draw. It is a vivid deep blue.