Hike the Colosseum Trail

Missouri Colosseum Trailhead

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Hike to a natural bridge and sinkhole in the Ha Ha Tonka Karst Natural Area.

This park is best known for its castle ruins, which are also worth a visit. On the Colosseum Trail, you will hike down through a large 150ft deep sinkhole (the Colosseum) and under a natural stone bridge. After climbing out of the sinkhole you will reach a ridge with nice views. In spring, you will be in the company of blooming dogwoods and wildflowers.

Photo Credit: Jim Bauer and Heath Cajandig

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Sun protection
  • Water
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Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



0.7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

65 Feet



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about 1 month ago

Not a very long hike but still fun

It is not very long but if combined with other hikes in Haha Tonka State park it is worth the drive. I went down to the spring while I was there which is fun and the castle ruins are also really neat to look at.

about 1 month ago

3 months ago

Family Favorite

We usually stop in to visit the castle any time we're in the area. The other trails are just challenging enough to keep us coming back.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Worth going to

The park has a lot of good areas and trails. My favorite is the island(by the lake towards the spring) you will find its a bit more difficult and there are areas where you can do some climbing. You can also find climbing towards the natural arch farther into the park, it's a good hike for all.

5 months ago

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