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Devil’s Kitchen and Fire Tower Trails, Roaring River State Park Missouri, 5.5 miles, trail, moderate, Norma Senyard, Hike Leader


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Name of Outing: Devil’s Kitchen and Fire Tower Trails, Roaring River State Park, Missouri:

Location: 50 miles north of Fayetteville near Gateway, AR

Type of Hike: Dayhike, trail

Hike Leader: Norma Senyard, phone 479-966-7009 or norma.senyard@gmail.com

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Hike Distance and Elevation:  Devil’s Kitchen Trail — 1.5 mile loop and 331 feet elevation gain/loss;  Fire Tower Trail — 4 mile loop and 532 feet elevation gain/loss

Features:  First we will hike the 1.5 mile Devil’s Kitchen Trail for our warm-up. Then we will do the longer 4 mile hike up to an old fire tower, where those who want to can climb to the top for a view of the surrounding forest and hills.

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at Root Elementary School on Mission Blvd in Fayetteville for carpooling and an 8:00 a.m. departure.
  • Or meet at Harp’s Grocery at 715 North 2nd Street in Rogers at 8:35 a.m.
  • Or meet in the parking lot of Roaring River State Park Store at 9:20. (The store is closed for the winter.)


No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are not allowed on difficult hikes. Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf  at the trailhead to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.

Calendar for 2019 Fall Outing Season (Saturdays):
Oct 5 Brian Thompson – OHT Indian Creek to Lick Branch
Oct 12 Jeff Montgomery – The new “Karst Trail” at Hobbs.
Oct 19 Judi Nail, Robert Medley; Sam’s Throne
Oct 26 David Justice, Lincoln Lake with light side bushwhacking
Nov 2 Kathy Sparks, Lake Wedington trails
Nov 9 Ozark Society Fall Meeting
Nov 16 Steve Singleton, Paige & Broadwater Falls/Hideout Hollow
Nov 23 Sue Mabry, Amber Falls, Compton Double Falls, Wild Burro falls
Nov 30 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Dec 7 Norma Senyard, Devil’s Kitchen Trail, Fire Tower Trail
Dec 14 Rodger Keesee, to be determined
Dec 28 Rick Pendley, to be determined
Jan 1 Barbara Fell – Lake Fayetteville