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Dell Rim Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camdenton, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

Dell Rim trail is a boardwalk leading to the water tower and valley overlook. It is wheel chair accessible to the overlook. Initially Dell Rim Trail goes through a rocky south-facing glade area with an abundance of wildflowers. The first highlight along the trail is a one-way series of steps that lead to the water tower. The tower was constructed in 1905 to supply water to the castle. An interpretive panel gives information about the water tower, including a description of how the water was pumped from the spring below. There is also a picture of the style pump used in those days. A wooden boardwalk then leads visitors to an overlook above the 150 foot deep Whispering Dell Sinkhole. Another interpretive panel at this overlook provides information on karst topography and sinkholes. This initial section of trail is wheelchair accessible. The trail continues from the Whispering Dell overlook with a series of steps that connect the trail to Colosseum, Spring and Devils Kitchen trails. As hikers circle the Whispering Dell Sinkhole, they can look back across to see the overlook and water tower across the void. The trail takes hikers part way down the 316 wooden steps to Ha Ha Tonka Spring, ending at a second overlook into Whispering Dell Sinkhole. The boardwalk to the first Whispering Dell Overlook, .07 mile, is stroller and wheelchair accessible, but the step portions to the second overlook are steep and can be difficult for some hikers.

hiking
9 days ago

Great views, easy to do.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great trail! The rock overhang area was really cool. The trail is well marked and not many bugs even though it was humid and pretty still.

hiking
1 month ago

A short walk on a paved walkway to see a mansion that Snyder stared building in 1907 but died in a 'car accident' in 1908. His sons completed the mansion in 1922, which eventually burned leaving the stone walls.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail with beautiful views!! The castles are great and the Ozarks are beautiful. The trails are paved in a lot of areas but the areas that aren’t are narrow. If you go on the natural bridge trail that connects to the blue spring trail be warned there are a lot of up steps. On weekends it does get crowded.

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washed out
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy hike. Easy to get up to the water tower, except very narrow steps so not good with a lot of people and heavy foot traffic like today. But nice over view of the spring

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little side hike!

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a fabulous trail be careful on the rocks it can’t be slippery. When you’re Fatigued, don’t be stupid and play around

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful Waterfall at the natural bridge, I will be back!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walk. Pretty views.

hiking
10 months ago

The boards on this trail was crazy slick when it rained other than that it was nice

hiking
11 months ago

Basically a boardwalk connecting Castle trail and Colosseum trail. Also has short boardwalk and stairs branch to ruins of a water tower.

hiking
11 months ago

A mostly boardwalk trail to the old rock water tower and then back and around the bluff to where you can see the castle ruins on the other side. Unlike the castle ruins where a fence keeps everyone back, the boardwalk leads right up to the water tower where you can look into its interior through metal bars.

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rocky
Sat Apr 27 2019

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Fri Apr 12 2019

A simple must do

hiking
Fri Feb 22 2019

The tower looked creepy and I wanted to get some cool pics of it

Mon Feb 04 2019

We started here and took it to the spring. Passed the water tower. Boardwalk to well maintained, nice bluff views and view of spring below. Would definitely return

walking
Mon Oct 22 2018

Easy walking trail that allows you to see the water tower and connects you to the other trails. Nice views of the lake and bluff on the opposite side.

hiking
Sat Apr 21 2018

Well maintained. Narrow path. Crowded but dog friendly.

hiking
Wed May 31 2017

Very easy short boardwalk trail with a number of steps if you go up to the water tower. Great views.

walking
Sat May 27 2017

Super easy boardwalk trail that affords some spectacular views of glades and the lake. Don't miss it.

Mon Sep 26 2016

Amazing view!

hiking
Mon Aug 29 2016

We used this mostly elevated walkway to bring us from the Colesseum Trail to the Castle Trail. Very short and easy walk. Seems well maintained. Had some decent views of the sinkhole and the water tower is also off this trail.

Tue May 03 2016

We came with this trail on our list and it was closed. Disappointing but I do understand the need for trail maintenance (although I didn't see anyone actually working on the trail).

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Sat May 09 2015

Nice views, good look at water tower structure. Leads to the more exciting spring trail

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