Hike the Colosseum Trail

0.7 Miles Round Trip - 65 ft gain - Loop Trail

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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

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Hiking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

Details

0.7 Miles
65 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Lebanon, Missouri

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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.)

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.