Eagles Nest Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Roaring River State Park

Eagles Nest Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.3 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cassville, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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: 4.3 km Elevation Gain: 142 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

bird watching







A beautiful canyon view of a roaring river. This is a beautiful stroll through some of the best views in the ozarks. This trail is only open until 3pm daily due to eagles roosting in the area.

Thu Mar 21 2019

I've been trying to hike this trail for awhile can't wait for it to open

Fri Jan 25 2019

I have wanted to hike this trail for several months but it is still closed for maintenance

Fri Dec 28 2018

12/27/18 trail is still closed for maintenance.

Tue Nov 06 2018

Great trail great to see eagles on in January

Sun Jul 29 2018

7/28/18 trail still closed for maintenance to reroute 1 mile of the trail.

Mon Mar 26 2018

As of 3-24-18 the trail is closed for maintenance

Thu Mar 15 2018

As of 12/18/17 trail is closed for maintenance.

Mon Nov 27 2017

Nice Hike

Sun Nov 26 2017

Decent hike, nothing special

Tue Sep 05 2017

Nice hike but be careful on down slope. Can get tricky. No major views in early September when I hiked but good wooded hike. Enjoy.

Sat Jun 24 2017

It was a nice hike

Mon Nov 14 2016

This is a 2.75 mile hike. We have hiked it many times. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Dog friendly (on leash). We have seen many eagles while hiking there. Note during nesting scene this trail closes at 3:00 pm .

Sat Aug 16 2014

Three trails in a day. Roaring river is a very nice park. I'll be back when winter gets here.

Mon Dec 10 2012

Great, unimproved trail. We took the four year old and he was able to do most of it by himself. It is very steep and strenuous in places.

Fri Oct 26 2012

Just did the trail again with my sister. Nice stroll. Some rock formations. Average hike in general. Great trout fishing in the park.

Mon Oct 17 2011

Directions: As you come into the park on 112, follow Hwy F to campground 2. Go all the way thru the campground and it will take you to a short gravel road that will have the trail head. The trial does not close at 3pm. That is only in the winter months while the eagles are in the park. But they do migrate in for the winter. Good hike along Roaring River, then good climb to the nesting ground. Best hike in the park, but you do not get the crowds on the trails that start around the hatchery.

Thu Dec 02 2010

Took a break from fishing and hiked the trail in the afternoon to stretch my legs. Roaring River is a great park. This and other trails makes it well rounded. This trail is my least favorite there. Good for kids. Roaring River State Park has fee camping from tent to RV with showers and other amenities.

Sun Feb 25 2018

Sat Oct 07 2017

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Sat Jul 08 2017

Mon Apr 10 2017

recorded EagleNest trail

Fri Oct 28 2016

Wed Oct 26 2016

Sat Jul 04 2015

Sat Apr 13 2013