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

we were the only ones who walked thr trail was very peaceful. we seen 6 deer during the trail. Trail isnt marked so if you start from spring lake sure you turn right and not left and end of trail or you will be walking the current river trail

We didn't get far because you literally have to wade through the river to begin the trail. However, I did it . It was only knee deep and not slick - just be ready to take off your shoes and wade across. So, we spent the day climbing around the beautiful waterfall and up the mountain beside it. We were able to see quite the view just there! It was so worth it!

A pleasant easy walk in the fall. I took my camera and shot kingfishers, woodpeckers and of course, the Springs

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

This is a beautiful section of the OT!! It doesn't get as much traffic as the Northern sections, but man it is awesome!

backpacking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First time to Missouri and I was not dissatisfied. Trail conditions were good considering the amount of leave cover, only real downfall was amount of traffic even this early in the year. The weather was unseasonably warm as I'm sure that played a part. I would consider another trip down the Ozark Trail again. Many other sections to explore.

backpacking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

This is a wonderful section . Every little bit there is a new wonder or something to investigate. It makes for a wonderful summer event with all the watering holes. Our family loved this trail with only one exception. The last mile is low land over growth and not fun. The rest of the trail makes it well worth it. I recommend a camp on the bluff. It's a little difficult to get water but well worth it. My children are 6 7 & 8 . They were able to do it just fine so can you.

Peck Ranch not easy. Much overgrowth of stickers and sections of trail not clearly marked.

camping
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Nice sites. Restrooms under repaired.

hiking
1 month ago

on Big Spring Campground

hiking
8 months ago

on Big Spring Campground

10 months ago

Saturday, February 18, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016