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Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park in Missouri

Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park


My mom and I, along with my two boys hiked Devil's Kitchen Trail in January. Even in the dead of winter it was a gorgeous trail!
This is a great winter hike because you can really see into the woods at all the bluffs, caves, and parts of the stream you may otherwise not be able to see during the spring/summer. My 5 year old had no problem navigating this trail and We brought the carry backpack for my two year old, but he ended up doing most of it himself! I love trails like this..easy enough for kids, but plenty of cool features to keep adults interested. I can't wait to go back in the spring and fall! Oh, the highlight of our hike...3 Bald Eagle sightings...reason enough alone to hike this in the winter!

Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park
My mom and my two boys at the trailhead


Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park


Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park



Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park






Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park



Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park





Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park





Devil's Kitchen Trail at Roaring River State Park




My first Eagle sighting! There were 2 in this tree. 
2 Bald Eagles! 
Quick Info
Directions:
Roaring River State Park Address: 12716 Farm Road 2239 Cassville, MO 65625. 

Trailhead located in the small picnic area across from the Civilian 
Conservation Corps Lodge.

Trail Length and Type: 1.5 Mile Loop

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate --Kid Friendly




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2 comments:

  1. I wanted to say thanks so much for posting this. We were wanting to take a hike as a family and I was trying to decide which trail and wasn't sure if Devil's Kitchen would be to rugged for our 8 year old and 4 year old. After reading your post I decided to give it a go and we had a great time. It took us about 2 hours with lots of cave exploring and rock climbing for my crew! I cam going to bookmark your blog so I can check out other local treasures!

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    1. Why thank you Kara! I see your a fellow Ozark homeschooler-that's wonderful! I'm so glad you and your family had a great time at Devil's Kitchen. Thanks for stopping by!

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