Explore the most popular nature trips 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
10 days ago

Did this trail after we finished a shorter trail in the morning. Good solid footing with a few vertical climbs. Natural rock formations thru out with some very large boulders. Trees carrying lots of foliage so difficult to see lake at the midway point. My friend Kevin unfortunately carried out a soda can and plastic water bottle along with some small trash items he found along trail. Thanks Kevin.

10 days ago

Awesome trail's. Breathtaking beauty all around the Castle and the trails.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful, relatively short hike with one steep ascent. Some slippery rocks, but mostly easy stairs in good condition. Great scenery. One gets to see the beautiful turquoise water of the spring up close and later from above as the trail ascends.
Take it easy or climb the part of the trail with stairs a few times for extra exercise :)

hiking
15 days ago

Wish the trail was marked a little better; but it was very beautiful and peaceful.

26 days ago

this trail offers a beautiful scenic atmosphere while challenging your endurance a little bit. my 2 and 7 year old loved it

26 days ago

good scenic trail for the whole family

easy family walk

Fun, short hike

1 month ago

The spring is beautiful! Worth the hike down and then back up again!

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

great view

great hike stairs killed me

walking
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained. Narrow path. Crowded but dog friendly.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

nice little trail. my kids and dog enjoyed it.

walking
3 months ago

Great for walking. The castles are really cool.

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Cool place to hike. Easy trail

walking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.

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