Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Camdenton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Paved path to some castle ruins. Couple of interesting overlooks. Good family outing.

hiking
1 day ago

Honestly just not too impressive. I’m sure we missed the wildflower season, and with the trail slightly overgrown all we saw were ticks... Will do the other trails instead of this one next time.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful trail! Definitely a work out if you choose to do the stairs!! Great history behind this area.

great view

love natural bridge

great hike stairs killed me

walking
1 month ago

Easy hike to start off a full day of exploring the park. The path is paved which is nice. It was definitely the most crowded area of the park. Interesting to learn the history of the castle from the placards.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained. Narrow path. Crowded but dog friendly.

Pretty short by nice and cool on the other side of the island

hiking
1 month ago

nice little trail. my kids and dog enjoyed it.

walking
2 months ago

Great for walking. The castles are really cool.

hiking
2 months ago

Was disappointed that you can not get close to the castle. But it is probably due to lack of respect from others. There is amazing views from the ruins.We did see a lot of vultures.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. fyi if you are not up for a long hike there is a parking lot near it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful rushing water to see. Very peaceful to sit and enjoy the view

hiking
3 months ago

Cool place to hike. Easy trail

walking
3 months ago

Love this place, the stairs might suck but it’s fun at the same time! Will be back again!

hiking
3 months ago

Love coming to this place! Beautiful all year round!

Trail heads and trail could have been better marked. The rocky awnings were pretty and overall, the trail was a fun, moderate hike.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorites at Ha Ha Tonka, for the variety --cool boulders and climbs, then rushing water when you hike down to the confluence.

hiking
3 months ago

Was disappointed to find that the ruins have been fenced off and you can no longer go through the "rooms" and see the views from the "terrace." My last visit was 5+ years ago, so I had been looking forward to exploring inside the castle. Views from along the ridge are great. Two turkey vultures soared right above me and I thought were coming straight for me!
The trail itself is paved and accommodating for lots of people/stollers/etc., but it's not the highlight of the park for me.

hiking
3 months ago

I connected to this trail from the Colosseum Trail and did not do the full wooden staircase trail on this trip. I always marvel at the beautiful, clear water and the turquoise blue of the spring at its origin.

hiking
3 months ago

I really love this trail, from the moment you enter beneath the Natural Bridge...seems like a portal to Narnia! Lots of moss-covered boulders, rocks, and logs. Love the bowl feature below the trail. I climbed up and out and connected to the Spring Trail (blazed in blue) from this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Very cool features, esp the Devil's Kitchen cave and Promenade features. I wish the blazing had been better--I wasn't sure I was going the right way when crossing the Post Office Road and moving farther from the parking lot. The trail seemed longer than the posted 1.3 miles (but maybe I was just tired since this was my last trail of the day, after 4 hours!). I cut it short and ended up retracing my steps back to the parking lot. I'll definitely return and do the full loop.

The spring is stunning!!!

hiking
5 months ago

easy trail, bridge is pretty cool.

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful rock formations and a very easy trail.

hiking
6 months ago

loved this trail. it got a little confusing a few times with all the leaves on the trail but overall so worth it!

6 months ago

You can see the castle on the cliff from this trail. The spring water is really blue and clear. There's a cave that's difficult to get to, off the trail, but well worth it if you can make the very steep climb up and down.

Really cool short trail. Awesome rock formations, tall bluffa, and a small cave. Would definitely do it again.

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