Cave Springs

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Cave Springs is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Melville, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
85 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips









historic site

2 months ago

fun trail with good views and some history

5 months ago

This was a great place to take my eight year old son to explore. We lingered on all of the dirt trails off of the asphalt trail and loved the ruins of the cabins.

6 months ago

A very easy trail.

9 months ago

Kind of weird you ending up in people's backyards, very small trail, but the chimneys are cool, a cool place to explore if you have kids. knocked it all out in less than 30 min

9 months ago

super easy I would say it's maybe a 30-45 min walk if you take your time. the chimneys are cool but as you go back into the woods you're pretty much in people's backyards which is kind of weird.

10 months ago

Trail is decently maintained. Could use some trash pickup but fairly secluded. Highlight would be the cascades

10 months ago

Beautiful spots to relax in nature

10 months ago

Interesting little spot. Great for walking with the dogs.

11 months ago

Nice, well used trails with a pond, bridges, and more. urban hiking with history. It's in KC, not Melville..?

11 months ago

Creepy but kozy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's a great park for families with kids or for taking a stroll, but it's not the place to for for a day of hiking as you are surrounded by residential homes.

Friday, February 17, 2017

This is a nice spot for a lunch break hike. It gives you a chance to stay in the city and not feel like you are in the city. This spot has a surprisingly rich history. A fun little walk but watch your step. It is not in top shape. Many branches and rock to maneuver around.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Neat place but some of it is poorly marked and you can end up in someone's backyard

Friday, October 21, 2016

It is a nice short stroll in the woods, in the city. One positive I find is having such a wooded spot essentially in the middle of Kansas City but unfortunately it's just not that large of an area.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

To say there is a waterfall is a bit of a stretch but the area has a lot of neat things to see, is dense with forest, and had plenty of trail options. You don't feel like you're in a city at all.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice trails and easy to get through. Not much of a cave, but enjoyed the afternoon walking around.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

it was alright, the tree was pretty impressive. overall it was short, and I would hardly consider it a cave

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cave Spring park is the only privately run and owned park in the KC area that offers hiking trails, scout programs and picnic areas 365 days a year. The park is open from dawn till dusk. If the gate is not open please check the website for updates or call them. The park just added a 1 mile outer loop hiking-jogging trail. There are 4.2 miles of continuous hiking trails counting cutbacks. It will take the average hike about an hour to hike the main trails but add another 45 mins if you do side trails and cutbacks. As for trash and trail conditions. The park is maintained by volunteers. 100%. Boy Scouts, Church Groups and the like. The only full time person is an 83 year old man who has made the park his life and spends nearly every day up there working and cleaning. The park is always looking for more help and programs. The Parks difficulty level of hiking is low. It is a great place for kids and pets with leashes.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pretty easy

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful trail. Quick and easy!

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