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

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hiking
2 months ago

The view at the top is worth this quick hike.

hiking
6 months ago

I would consider this trail Easy, not Moderate. It's short and the elevation change is hardly anything. I went in late July and the trail was covered in spider webs. The rocks at the top would probably be cool for kids. We didn't see anybody on the trail or at the top either way.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy to follow trail with a nice view of the Ozarks at the top of the bluff. I've been at least 5 times and it's never crowded. If you go in early Autumn the view is even better. Beware of seed ticks though.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice view at the highest point of the trail. The lower portion of the trail runs by the river.

hiking
7 months ago

Enjoyable trail for the family. Interesting rock outcropping and views of the river. The lower portion of the trail can be a bit muddy after a rain. Black and White Warbler, Pine Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Parula, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher and Louisiana Waterthrush were some of the birds found during our early spring hike. The highlight of the hike though were four Big Red False Morels found just off the trail next to some stumps.

Nice little trail. Would be good for kids or people who think a mile is a long ways.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

this is a nice small trail. it's very wooded and the rock formations is very cool and easy to climb around on. be sure to WEAR PANTS, SHOES, TALL SOCKS and LOTS of BUG SPRAY with DEET. we had TON of tiny seed ticks all over our our ankles multiple times throughout the trail that we had to stop and brush off with a stick. you will also run into a bridge after you make the loop, that is not part of the trail. there were also a ton of spider webs across the trail so just be aware we kept a stick with us to sweep them out of our path.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A simple enough path that goes through a few different biomes. The main draw is the view you'll receive part way through. Not worth driving far but if you're in the area its a nice stop.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nice trail, Blossom Rock is great for bouldering.
Easy climbing, great for beginners.

camping
Monday, October 31, 2016

I camped here the last week in October, 2016. PLUSES: The campground was pretty normal, but the restrooms were very clean and frequently stocked. The table and lamp post were sturdy and in good shape. The fire pit was tall with a swing over grill and a removable lower grate. There is a nice park with swings and climbing things and two picnic pavilions. Easy access to the Piney river for fisherman. Three easy hikes have trailheads in the campground. CONS: I heard highway traffic all night, and there was no wood available on-site for a campfire. $8/night for non-electric site. I was underwhelmed by the "sping" of Lane Spring..although there is concrete sidewalk all the way up to it.

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

I hiked this trail the last week in October 2016. The terrain was moderate, and it was a short loop of about 35 minutes. The "blossom rock" was a fun site. The trail was cleared fairly well but the track was pretty thin and covered in leaves in some spots, but followable. However, there were no markings or blazes for the trail. Most of the trees that have fallen on the path have been cut, but there were 2 or 3 climb-overs. The trail has two entrances, one by the host campsite (shown on the topo here, and one between campsite 16 and 17. The only difference is about 75 yards of trekking on the north of the Lane Springs campground (shown by the straight line on the topo track.) There were 2 or 3 good views of the river.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great trail with the kids!

camping
Monday, June 22, 2015

Very beautiful scenic National Forest Park. It ends there!!! Horrible experience all the way around. Had several groups from children to adults partying and cursing like sailors. Then we were terrorized all night by an aggressive raccoon. So upset this was our 1st camping trip with my 2 year old and 7 year old. Not a family friendly place at all unless you want your children around a bunch or drunk individuals with foul mouths. We couldn't enjoy the spring to swim or our campsite. So said for such a beautiful place. Place runs on a honor system but they need to enforce some rules so it can be more family friendly. Will never go back again

hiking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fun little area to visit for the afternoon. Some of the trails are harder to follow. We ended up with a ton of ticks after this hike, but it was fun nonetheless.

hiking
Friday, March 16, 2012

The description makes it sound better than it is. This is an ordinary Ozark hill country hike. Did have a nice view of the river. This is not a destination hike, but there is some nice trout fishing and a pleasant little campground.

hiking
Friday, March 16, 2012

The trail is a typical hike in the Ozarks. Does have a nice view of the valley. The draw is the trout fishing. The hike itself is not a draw, but, worth doing if camping or fishing.

fishing
Friday, March 16, 2012

The campground is some what rustic as their is not electrical hookup for campers. The Setting is quite nice, Picturesque Lane Spring, nice playground for the kids, couple of short trails overlooking the valley, and shelter houses for family gatherings. Best of all blue ribbon trout fishing. We fished, caught and released several in just a couple hours. Hiked the two trails.

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