Castle Trail

EASY 43 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.

hiking
1 day ago

1 month ago

Very easy, wheelchair accessible, and great lookout views.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike to castle. Great views

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed the castle ruins.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was cool to see the Castle ruins!!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

walking
6 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.