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Welch Spring Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 86' 26 m
Descent: -48' -15 m
High: 850' 259 m
Low: 799' 244 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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This is an Ozark National Scenic Riverway trail.

Missouri Hiker

Features Cave · River/Creek · Spring

Description

This is a short, easy trail that leads to Welch Spring and an old 1913 hospital, which was located along the Current River. The spring flows out of a nearby cave and was thought to have healing properties, which were desirable for the health spa. After the founder's death in the 1940's, the hospital fell in disrepair.

Read more about the interesting history here.

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