Round Spring Cave is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length0.3 miElevation gain29 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingCaveForestRiverWildlifeRockyNo dogs
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COVID-19 CLOSURE: As of February 2021, there are closures in this park or area due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/round-spring-and-round-spring-cave.htm Round Spring Cave Trail is brief hike to the cavern and then the underground tour. Round Spring Cave Trail - A short walk from the cave parking area (0.1 mile) through the woods along the spring branch takes visitors to the Round Spring Caverns for a tour of the cave. Guided tours by lantern light (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) led by a park ranger explore the subterranean world of stalagmites, stalactites, bats, and cave salamanders---typical of hundreds of caves found throughout the park.A cave tour takes approximately 2 hours. These somewhat strenuous "underground hikes" are limited to the first 15 people. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a jacket or sweater, as it is cool in the cave. Tours are offered daily, at 10:00 and 2:00, during the summer

RV parking, campgrounds, picnic areas, cave tours during the summer months

Ozark National Scenic Riverways, ph 573-323-4236

On 19 hwy, where it crosses the Current River, between Salem, and Emminence.

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Kristen Robertson
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Wasn’t much to see. Cave is closed water was high

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Kelly L
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You can’t go way in, but you can still see it! I waded across the creek and went right up the steps! Loved the icicle stalactites!

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Sharon Mccarron
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Conway Hawn
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Hiking

Short trail to the cave entrance. Check in advance for tour times. Remember to bring closed toe shoes or you won’t be able to take the tour.

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Conway Hawn
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Hiking

Easy walk from the parking lot to some old rock steps leading to the cave entrance. The cave was closed when we were there but you can still stand in the mouth of the cave.

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Joey Counts
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No option for caving. Very cool cave. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable.

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Katie Wiesehan
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P O
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Bill Keaggy
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Abi Jackson
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Morgana Ripp
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Brittany Depetre
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