Devil's Kitchen Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cassville, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Loop

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Beautiful walk along the bluffs above roaring river. Devil's Kitchen's name is derived from an odd rock outcrop that formed a roomlike enclosure. According to legend, this room, which has since collapsed, was used as a hideout by Civil War guerrillas. This is a beautiful, brisk walk around the bluffs at roaring river, with limestone bluffs, ledges, caves and springs. It is considered by many to be a favorite walk around the park and offers a wide variety of flora and fauna native to the area. Fishing is good so do not forget to grab your pole along with your gps and stay a while and enjoy the great outdoors here.

3 days ago

Great trail for the whole family. Went with the wife and two kids and we enjoyed it. Trail was easy to follow and plenty of exploring to do throughout the hike.

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15 days ago

Good hiking. Our family hikes often. We had a 10 year old and a 5 year old with us. Sometimes we had to hold the younger ones hands but overall great family hike. Took around 2 hours with children looking at the scenery.

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muddy
18 days ago

Nice relaxing time. Went with my dog and enjoyed the scenery. Lots of spring wildflowers and small streams to enjoy in the lower elevation. Awesome rocks that reminded me of Stonehenge! Enjoyed and will go again!

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1 month ago

Great trail. Took about 1.25hrs. Steep hills and lg steps. Beautiful scenery like crazy beautiful! I’m a beginner and it was hard but not terribly hard

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Very nice scenery with a decent elevation change. The kids loved the cave and climbing on the rocks. Plus there’s a trout hatchery at the bottom, which the kids also enjoyed.

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2 months ago

Great trail as always. Its a short hike, but with some good incline in areas that make it challenging. Favorite part is the Devil's Kitchen "Cave" such a cool structure. Never disappointed with this trail.

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rocky
3 months ago

It was a quick hike with some pretty views. It was a little muddy in a few areas but mostly rocky.

3 months ago

This is a really great short hike, perfect for kids. Lots of water features and rock formations to climb on.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Great day to hike this trail. Streams and mini waterfalls were flowing nicely. Also the icicles hanging from the bluffs were pretty cool. Trail was in good shape but a bit slippery.

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4 months ago

Beautiful views and excellent climbing opportunities

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4 months ago

Short and challenging hike with interesting sights and features. Can be slick after rain. Poles are helpful for trekking and tearing down spider webs across trail. I hiked this in combination with other trails in Roaring River Park as a training hike for a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike. I do wish the park had a better map/navigation of the entire trail system they have out there.

7 months ago

one of my favorite hikes around. good cardio trail. nice views. nice spring. nice caves too.

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7 months ago

Nice short trail. You hike past some nice rock bluffs and there's some places to explore that are fun in the rocks and some caves. No great big views but was still enjoyable. Some steep up and down along the way.

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8 months ago

Love this trail for a short hike and great scenery a must go!!! Dennis Dreyer

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11 months ago

Beautiful trail, but use poles‼️ Not great for “old” people just starting hiking

Tue May 14 2019

Clean trail, beautiful trees and flowers., streams of water, lots of rocks. A good fun loop trail.

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Fri May 10 2019

Nice hike in a very clean and well kept park. A few small water crossings and a couple nice rock formations.

Mon May 06 2019

Great hike and was a workout!

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Sun Apr 28 2019

Trail was well maintained. Very easy to follow. There was a few spots that were pretty steep. There were streams and a few small caves you can climb back into.

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Sat Apr 20 2019

great trail. caves and springs. beware of possible poisonous snakes. saw 1 copperhead in a hollow tree. nice water nearby for trout fishing. visiting hatchery is a must.

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Fri Apr 19 2019

Beautiful but very challenging. Especially at age 74

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Pretty crowded trail on the weekends, weekdays are better. Beautiful views. Not for beginners.

Sat Apr 06 2019

Fantastic trail for the family. Our 6 and 8 year old had a blast climbing all the bluffs and rocks...as did I. Very well maintained and the view was gorgeous. We will be back to explore some more of this area.

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Fri Mar 22 2019

My 11 year old boys and I enjoyed this hike! Lots of interesting rock formations, inclines for a good challenge, and pretty even during this time of year. Looking forward to returning when things turn green!

Thu Mar 21 2019

Beautiful

Sun Mar 03 2019

Great little hike, it does have some elevation gain but not bad. rock formations are a highlight. Adult jungle gym. Round trip for myself was under 1 hour.

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