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First Day Hike

1/1/2023 | Roaring River State Park | Cassville, MO

Come celebrate a new year in nature! As part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, park staff will lead a 3-mile hike on Eagle's Nest Trail at Roaring River State Park.

Join us as we enjoy a stroll along the river before hiking up to the limestone bench bluff. At the midpoint of this hike, we will work up a steep hill before returning to the trailhead via the gravel road. Hikers can expect to see a small cave, a spring and excellent views of Roaring River. They should also expect steep and muddy sections of trail. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots, dress for the weather, and bring water and snacks. The trailhead is located at the end of Campground 2 behind Campsite 94.

This hike is free and open to the public. Due to the rugged nature of Eagle's Nest Trail, it is best for individuals 10 years or older.

For more information, call the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at 417-847-3742.

Registration for this event is required, and a sign-up link will be available here:

Hike Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Location: Eagle's Nest Trailhead

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Roaring River State Park is located at:

12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville, MO | 417-847-2539

Associated activities

  • Hiking