Nice narrow trail, cave was nice but not much of views. The road to get there is a narrow one car gravel road just a heads up.

hiking
1 month ago

well maintained trail, with slight incline. highly recommend going to cave spring, you have to cross a stream 4 times but if your good at rock hopping your feet should stay dry.

Great trail! Did this trail with a friend a few days ago. Was his first real hike over a mile. It’s About 5 miles round trip, with a beautiful scenic river spot and the perfect place to have lunch or even camp down at the beach halfway through the hike. A really great overlook on the way back as well and the most beautiful blue water.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful trail with multiple points of interest. The start of the trail is next to Devil's Well which contains the largest natural underground lake in the state - worth checking out before/after. The first part of the trail follows the ridge offering views of the surrounding hillside. When approaching Cave Spring, where the water from Devil's Well empties into the Current River, one notices the difference in landscape. On the bluffs above current river there is a nice overlook. The loop periodically utilizes service roads, which allows for a quicker pace. This portion of the trail follows a creek and has a few crossings which added to the enjoyment of this great trail! Highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is well marked and briefly shares with the Current River Trail connecting Echo Bluff and Current River State Park. There is a nice section through pines, which was covered in the fallen needles before returning to the beautiful wooded hills. The creek was flowing well due to the recent rain - creating multiple little waterfalls. The trail splits off from the Current River Trail to start the return back, before reaching the wonderful overlook of the Current River. Jones Hollow also has some cool rock croppings. According to our GPS we think the trail may be closer to 4.6 miles. I would recommend taking the time to enjoy this trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Boys had a blast on this trail. The first hill (youngest swears it was a mountain) is a steep one. We started at 0900 and it was still pretty slick from the morning dew. Once across the highway pretty easy decent back into the park.

Easy trail for the boys (7 and 4). Only had to stop a couple of times for drinks. Boys enjoyed the multiple bridges we got to cross along the way!

hiking
5 months ago

This was a nice loop with a side trail to the cave. The devils well and the cave are both pretty neat. Not bad elevation gain/loss. We did it in 2.5 hours. Would definitely do again.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walking access to the Current River at Jones Hollow, a 5 acre bottomland 1/4 mile below the trail. Navigate the hillside toward the river near the eastern intersection with the Ozark Trail. Find the obvious grassy hollow from above and take the most direct route. Took the first trailhead down to #2 and over to its intersection with the NW trailhead. Circled down to the river and back up to complete the teardrop loop from the SE. Easy circuit. 1 hour from river back to parking lot.

Pleasant walking or running trail best done as a 3 mi out and back to the earthen dam on Turner, or as a tear drop circling back across the isthmus to the east side of Ziskie. Begin at the first parking area and find the obvious trail toward the nearby footbridge. The trail alternates between shoreline and woodland, contouring around coves with several bridges in the first mile. Several sections have been improved with gravel.

hiking
6 months ago

Not a loop trail! Just FYI! We went in November and with the leaf fall, we could barely see the trail but it was cool! Only saw one other person out there so you felt alone with nature for sure. Took us about a hour each way.. and the cave was worth the hike!!! Amazing to say the least! I’ve added my pics but they don’t do it justice! Would like to visit by kayak! Guess we were lucky Bc the cave was dry and we could go in by foot and see eh opening of the spring!

Note to self...read the reviews, and take them seriously. We ended up hiking 7 miles IN the river.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail was maintained pretty good. During summer it can be slightly overgrown especially closer to the river. The reward of the cold cave spring is nice on a hot summer day. The trail is full of ticks, chiggers and spiders hence hiking in the Ozarks in summer. I had to backtrack due to time constraints but the trail is a loop for a total of 4.6 miles.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Of the three loop trails I did in the park today this was the best one. Doesn’t feel like it’s a four mile hike. Lots of different terrain and trees along the way. This hike was very unique in that a stray dog joined me for the whole hike. Just stayed right behind me the whole way. I have him some food and the rest of my water before I left.

not very difficult and lots of spider webs across the trail. The cave was awesome. definitely worth the trip. would definitely go again. next time i will leave earlier so i can spend more time at the river and wear long pants for the underbrush and stinging nettles.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail I did about a month ago. It's a good trail. Nothing spectacular with the trail itself but..... the cave is worth it. The current river was awesome. It really was beautiful. The color of the water was amazing. I posted some pictures. Enjoy

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

Short trail to the cave entrance. Check in advance for tour times. Remember to bring closed toe shoes or you won’t be able to take the tour.

hiking
Sun May 19 2019

Nice trail. A little bit of a climb initially but levels off towards the top. A couple downed trees on the trail to climb over or under. Beautiful walk through the woods! Definitely take some time to walk along the beautiful river and check out tons of “fishing trails“ all over the place. Such a beautiful state park!

horseback riding
Fri Apr 19 2019

Pinecrest Campground, river bluff extension, Sarah Nichols house.

hiking
Sun Apr 14 2019

Had read about Devils Well and the trail in the book Missouri’s Natural Wonders Guidebook (a Christmas gift from my step-sons). Depending how you get there, you might take the Akers Ferry across the Current River, which according to the internet is the last two-car ferry operating in Missouri. Devil’s Well is an amazing site. The trail was well maintained and offered some spectacular scenery. Definitely a workout in some spots, but nothing too difficult.

hiking
Sat Mar 02 2019

This trail goes around both lakes and is a relatively flat and mostly chat trail. Nice views of both lakes. The highlight was a Great Horned Owl perched on a tree looking at us.

hiking
Tue Feb 26 2019

fun

hiking
Mon Feb 25 2019

Pleasant walk with lake views and varied forest. Very flat so easy for all. The trail has been graveled so no mud.

For those of you new to the area, this is not a hiking trail, it is the river itself. But what a river it is! When they say Gods Country this is what they mean! Beautiful springfed crystal clear water with an array of scenery and wildlife. If you float in the summer don't visit on a weekend unless you LOVE crowds because it is a popular floating and (trout) fishing destination. There are trails if you know where to look but most are game trails or old logging or even older wagon roads. Come visit and you won't be disappointed, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

hiking
Sat Jan 26 2019

This is a nice trail to hike. Plenty of elevation gain for a good calorie burn. Amazing views of the current river.

hiking
Sun Dec 02 2018

Enjoyable hike. Spooked some whitetail and turkey along the trail. Did it as an out and back and not as a loop this time.

hiking
Thu Nov 08 2018

This trail was great! No cell reception so if you plan to use a map on here, download it long before you even get close to this area. Devils Well is a fascinating look from an opening on the top of a cave cavern (that holds water probably around 100feet deep) thanks to a sinkhole forming. A ranger we spoke with told us to be careful and watch for the signs along the trail. Many people get lost confusing the hiking trail with the ATV trail. The hike to Spring Cave was beautiful, in the fall you have less trouble with bugs. We had a baby with us and she was quite the trooper! Only people seen on the trail besides our group of 5 was a small ranger-led tour group. The cave is something else. It seems the most popular way to get there is by canoe. We had the cave to ourselves for about 20 minutes then all these people seemed to paddle in out of nowhere. There is a deep part in the back of the cave that I was not able to research well until I had WiFi again. I read it can be up to 120 feet deep back there and with a lot of uncertainties. If you go in there, don’t take that lightly. Be very careful, and most of all preserve its mysterious beauty!

From devils well parking lot, the right portion of the loop is , imho, high moderate. if you are looking for a high easy hike, take the trail to the left and double back once you have been to the lookout and/or cave. I would do it again.

The trail was lightly travelled which was evident by the amount of spider webs I walked through. Over all the trail was clearly marked and the sites were beautiful. I would recommend long pants because of the underbrush and water proof shoes for the cave.

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