Bluff Trail to Cave is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Branson, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Length1.5 miElevation gain318 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsRunningCaveForestRiverViewsWaterfall
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SKC Adventures
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We hiked parts of this along with the other trails located in this wilderness area. Beautiful views, moderate difficulty. Go early to avoid crowds. to be able to explore inside the caves

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Frank Oldham
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this is are fever it trail

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Brian Witkowsky
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Fun moderate trail. Definitely recommend liking to homestead and walking down the stairs from the bluff then heading to the cave and back up a “gentler” incline to return to the parking lot. Those we passed climbing the 338 stairs seemed to be regretting it. Read the story boards at the settlement to understand the interesting history of the cave.

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Lisa Rowland
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Nice short trail to enjoy on a Sunny Day.

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Jason Kennedy
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Aaron Huth
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Great views with horrible trail markers.

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Brett Eshleman
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You get a little of everything (terrain changes; waterfall; caves; overlook of river; old settlement; flowers and a lot of different views. Even some historical facts. Take a picture of the sign since there are more paths then just the one. We went about 3 miles.

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Milton Penner
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Adam Long
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poorly marked trails

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Crystal Escobales
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It is pretty interesting. I ended up going a little forward after the last cave. It was like a quarter of a mile. There was nothing interesting after the cave, so there is no need to keep on going. Other than that. It was a pretty good hike.

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Carly E.
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Ron Edwards
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Walking

tough trail

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Mike Conroy
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Rock climbingGreat!

Went during winter, but trekking up the beautiful stone steps kept me more than warm! I found four small caves, two of which were easy to find by following the bluff trail near the river. Definitely a good two to three hour hike if you take your time, and those small caves plus the large (but dry) waterfall really make it a good experience.

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Toynia Powers
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Hiking

Lots of beautiful stairs!

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Bobby White
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Nice trail following this there are around 400 stone steps as well.

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Justin Hardy
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Chris Terlouw
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Might be challenging for some

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Joette Rodriguez
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Dustin Matheson
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Scenic driving
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Heather Roberts
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike! The cave is hard to find until you're walking back then it's easy to spot. The stairs are a bit narrow and steep but the trail is very rewarding. We will definitely be back to hike it again.

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Donna Gail Schneider
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Various trails and loops recorded. Germany 64 GPS recorded 4.5 miles. Past the dried up waterfall the next best turnaround should have been a rock cove area because as we continued on the trail got more overgrown so we decided to turn around. We did end up going up the stairs twice. A good workout!

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Jennifer Carr
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Carolyn Chentnik
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jacqueline vaughn
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Reasha Saltsman
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Marked great! Came out by waterfall (no water now) to avoid all the people going back up the stairs.

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Chris Burleson
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Pat Burkholder
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Jim Yingst
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Hiking

did our own thing - some bushwacking.

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Joan Yingst
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good trail but not for everyone.

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Garret LaFleur
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Hiking

Great hike for family that’s looking for a moderate challenge.

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