Fire Tower Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
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Fire Tower Trail is a 4.3 mile 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 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Heavily Wooded,Rock Ledges,beatiful views Rugged Ozark terrain, dense hardwood forests, open dolomite glades and deep hollows. The views from its wildflower-filled meadows remain pure wilderness. The steep mountainsides have extensive woodland belts that hide numerous stony bluffs, sheltered forest coves, springs and clear-water streams.

Beautiful hike! We enjoyed the different elevation and views. Will definitely go again.

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1 month ago

loved that the fire tower is there to climb really nice hike

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4 months ago

Wonderful hike! great elevation, beautiful flowers, little cave like overhangs....beautiful!

Great hike... lost the trail at the end.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

This Trail is beautiful in the Fall. If you start from the hatchery do not stop at the fire tower, which isn't worth going up, it has no spectacular view from the top. If you continue on you will come to an open area, there is a sign that says glade restoration, that has a great view of surrounding hills. Keep going! You will eventually cross a highway and the trail will start following part of the river where you and your dog can get in and cool off. It's a pretty long hike so make sure you take some water and snacks!

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10 months ago

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Friday, August 05, 2016

I love this trail. Plenty of level change and distance. The Fire Tower is a nice touch.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

It was really fun I thought it was going to be really hard but I'm 10 and it was really easy and fun there are little stems that are really fun too look at and there is a fire tower that you can go up

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My favorite trail on roaring river. The topography changes throughout. The tower is a great place to stop for a meal and hang out. The park was flooded when we went last and we trudged through a lot of water, but it was still a blast.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

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Monday, January 25, 2016

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I absolutely loved the hike on the Fire Tower Trail loop. Beautiful scenery and very well-kept hatchery, lodging, and trails. However, the "loop" is not a true hiking loop since you have to travel on the highway for the last part and to get back to your vehicle.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Came back to hike the trail again. Weather is perfect. I really enjoy this trail. The kids love it!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Map is not correct. Good incline. Beautiful rocks to climb on. My four and six year old maybe it to the tower and back with no problem. Perfect weather today.