Round Spring Trail

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Round Spring Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, Missouri that features a river 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.

0.4 miles
22 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips






wild flowers

Round Spring Trail - A short walk from the Round Spring Picnic area takes visitors to an overlook where visitors can view the deep blue-green waters of Round Spring which lies at the base of a moss/fern covered limestone bluff. Interpretive exhibits provide information on geology and an overview of prehistoric peoples who once lived in the area. The spring itself is some 55 feet deep, rising in a nearly circular pool of water before flowing under a natural bridge to join the Current River. On an average day, some 26 million gallons of water flow from the spring. At quiet times, otters, wood ducks and great blue herons may be seen in the spring. People however, are prohibited from swimming or wading in it.

2 months ago

Quick, educational hike on a well maintained trail.

2 months ago

Short trail. Beautiful spring. Make sure you walk up the path. Noticed that people thought the spring was just the lower level. The spring itself is up higher.

Really cool place. Definitely check out the cavern while you're there too.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Awesome view of the spring.
Well worth the short hike.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The spring is pretty! The cave tour is the best part though!

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Gorgeous spring, great campgrounds. Do in the summer and take the cave tour.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My friends and I visited this spring over the weekend and it was incredible! You can feel the chill in the air emanating from the water. I highly recommend this spot if you're also floating down the river because both can be done easily in one day. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Round Spring State Park Campground has full amenities expected at a state park. Fee camping from tent to RV. The location itself has a cave and large spring as special features. The park is a great staging area while you canoe and hike the area.

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