Castle Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

walking

forest

views

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.

22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Very easy short trail up to the castle - some scenic views - castle is now fenced off so you cannot get as close to the castle as you used to be able to.

24 days ago

walking
26 days ago

A super easy paved trail will take you to the ruins of the "Castle". Don't miss it!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful views! Nothing like it on the west coast, where I'm from!!

walking
2 months ago

Definitely a walking trail good for children and adults, beautiful views.

walking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy walk and wonderful scenery plus the history makes it all the better.

walking
5 months ago

still as beautiful as always.

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful views of the castle, surrounding lake area, and the spring!

7 months ago

its not really a hiking trail? but the views are amazing

7 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome scenic view and castle!

hiking
9 months ago

Short trail to the ruins of an old stone house. Nice views of the lakes, spring and sinkhole. The kids enjoyed exploring.