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

scenic driving
2 months ago

This scenic drive has a couple of scenic overlooks toward the beginning of the drive that would be great for picture taking during the fall. That said, probably the most interesting part of the drive was the very end where a steep hill leads to a place called Twin Bridges, which, coincidentally enough, is located between two bridges. Seeing the bridge over the North Fork River was worth the drive.

2 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.

We did not realize upon making the drive to Ava that this is a scenic drive and not actually a hiking trail like we thought. Oops! It might be good for the Glade Top Run held every year or even biking, but we should've done some research first. It was a pretty drive.

3 months ago

nice little trail with plenty to see

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!

8 months ago

Great little trail.

scenic driving
9 months ago

New road surface makes traveling this scenic drive a little easier on the unpaved section. Plenty of side trails to walk or 4wheel. And when you get to highway turn toward Eagle Rock and check out the New Mexican restaurant across the bridge and close to Dollar General. Not a drive for low to the ground vehicles or cars with "city tires" this is a rough riding road and no facilities. A few really nice openings to view the Ozark mountains. One with old picnic tables and a place to pull off and rest from bouncing down the road. It's s fun drive always something to see and leaves are starting to change colors.

10 months ago

really pretty area

10 months ago

Really pretty area

11 months ago

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.

scenic driving
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Pleasant drive through Ozark hill country. Many recreational opportunities along the way. hiking, fishing, camping, etc. Roaring River State park is a premier trout fishing park.

Nice area, limestone bluffs, quaint tourist cottages. A couple of good cafes in Cassville.

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 !!!

scenic driving
Saturday, December 31, 2016

We took a nice scenic drive down the Gladetop Trail, stopping at multiple overlooks to enjoy the splendid views.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

We did the Devil's Kitchen trail and it was definitely a good workout and a great place to take photos.
The park was far larger than I had anticipated and we were fortunate the welcome center was open and had maps, since neither the app or Google Maps were helpful. After spending 20 minutes analyzing the map and still doing some backtracking we finally found Devil's Kitchen (not the trail we were originally set to hike but I was tired of driving in circles).
It's really beautiful down there and I'll definitely be going back. There were cabins and camp sites everywhere which would be a great option to make a weekend out of it.

Great trail enjoy the great scenery can definitely give you a workout

enjoyed a hike by the creek

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

The park was amazing! Very impressed! The app however is horrible taking you directly to downtown Cassville and not Roaring river if you click "map".

Monday, April 18, 2016

Flat, figure 8 path. Good for running & good for Dogs. Frisbee course available too.
Tends to flood during high water.


Had a great time, trails are dry, Spring is here!!!!

One of my favorite places to "get away from it all" and replenish!! Great trails, great camping!

scenic driving
Friday, January 15, 2016

nice views

scenic driving
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Nice drive.

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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

followed directions given and just ended up in cabool. didn't no where to go from there. need better directions.

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