Castle Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camdenton, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Castle trail is a ADA accessible trail leading to the castle ruins and lake overlook. Access to the ruins of a 20th century castle and spectacular views of Lake of the Ozarks make Castle Trail one of the parks most popular trails. Castle Trail can be accessed from either of the two castle parking lots. The upper lot has limited parking and is recommended for people with disabilities and elderly. More parking is offered at the lower lot, which is the first lot you come to. From the lower parking lot, a shaded walk through an open oak woodland area takes hikers to where the trail joins the upper portion. Here, there are two side views of the carriage house ruins. There is a water fountain at this junction and an interpretive kiosk with information on the parks cultural history. The upper portion of trail features three scenic overlooks. There are 12 park benches along the trail.
It's more like a short walk to look at the castle ruins (which are pretty cool); however, there are many hiking trails throughout and even a couple that lead away from the castle once you reach the top. Definitely beautiful views and worth the walk which is easy enough for the little ones or older folks too.
An easy walk to historical ruins and great views. This was fun to see, but make sure you check out some of the other trails too!
Easy walk and wonderful scenery plus the history makes it all the better.
still as beautiful as always.
beautiful views of the castle, surrounding lake area, and the spring!
its not really a hiking trail? but the views are amazing
Awesome scenic view and castle!
Short trail to the ruins of an old stone house. Nice views of the lakes, spring and sinkhole. The kids enjoyed exploring.
Short easy trail from the upper lot to the castle ruins. You can walk all around the outside of them, and there are a couple of lookouts as well.
pushed an all terrain stroller with no issue. does have some steep parts, but paved and pretty easy. plenty of benches along the trail if you need to rest. beautiful views.
Easy trail with a cool thing to look at the end. Large parts are uphill
The castle ruins trail is very easy. All paved until you get to the castle then it's gravel as you walk around the ruins. There are nice overlooks available.