Spring Branch Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Spring Branch Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eminence, Missouri that features a waterfall 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.

0.3 miles
22 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

paddle sports







wild flowers

historic site

Spring Branch trail begins off the parking lot, crosses the wooden bridge over Spring Creek and follows the base of the bluff to the spring passing by small caves, nooks in the rock face.

4 months ago

The old mill is a highlight of this short hike. It sets next to a spring that averages 81 million gallons a day. The bridge over the creek has long since washed away so it’s an out and back trail now.

5 months ago

nice little trail with plenty to see

6 months ago

For as short as this trail is, it's packed with awesomeness. The area itself is amazing. I could sit and look at the spring all day. Great place for family pictures. So clean!

10 months ago

Great little trail.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

really pretty area

Monday, September 04, 2017

Really pretty area

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Beautiful area. The flood in April 2017 knocked out the bridge, turning this short trail into a longer one (see recording). There are lots of cool little caves to see and the hike now takes you along the creek and returns you to the parking lot. Very easy walk.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

One of the most photographed mills in the Ozarks.
Caught it one time with a thick fog over the spring.
Very cool place !!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beautiful, easy walk around Alley Spring and mill. Stop in and tour the mill while you're there!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beautiful! And the Jacks Fork River was sooo nice for my 2 year old to wade and swim in!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Beautiful place to see. Has a 1.5 mile hike with a overlook. The mill and old schoolhouse are open at diffent times of the year.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Hesitate to write another review, but just visited again taking some family to this site. Alley Springs is a picturesque historic site. It is worth a trip there just to see it. But, once their you will have a hard time choosing what to do in the area. Choices seem unliimited.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The historic mill is nestled along Spring creek and is a beautiful sitting which the trail loops through. Also their is another short trail that give you a great overlook to the Mill. For fee camping is less than mile away and Jack's Fork river is great for floating.

paddle sports
Sunday, May 22, 2011

Alley springs is located in Eminence Mo. Just off hwy 60. About 25 miles west of van buren. Eminence offers camping, hiking, and fantastic floating on the jacks fork river.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alley Spring Campground is a full service national park service campground. Fee camping from tent to RV, group camping area. Adjoins Jacks Fork River. Great facilities, great area. Fishing, swimming, site seeing, canoing, caving and many more activities in the area. You could spend a week easily in the area. Great campsite to stage your visit from.

3 months ago

recorded aleey spring

3 months ago

5 months ago

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Monday, September 05, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016

paddle sports
Sunday, October 26, 2014