Hike the Colosseum Trail

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Distance

0.7 miles

Elevation Gain

65 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by The Outbound Collective

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.

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Loved It.

Beautiful. Can't wait to go back in the fall.

Short Trail With Great Views

I combine this hike with the spring trail, both are beautiful year round. The natural bridge is pretty neat if you haven't seen one of good size before. I do this hike 3-4 times a year and it's always been a great family location to take kids or friends that have never been to the Ozarks. If you want to feed into the spring trail- be prepared for about 316 stairs down to the spring (and then going back up.)

šŸ„ˆ Contributor

over 4 years 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.

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.

šŸ„‰Contributor

almost 5 years 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.

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