A springhouse was a small building built over a spring, used to keep meat and dairy cool, back in the days before good ol’ refrigerators. This .4 mile trail winds its way back from behind the Emory Melton Inn. It’s blazed with orange markers. Here’s where the trail head is:
It does have a climb to get up to the old homestead site and springhouse, so bring your water. The trail is well-traveled, and well-maintained. It takes about 20 minutes to hike, and it’s rated moderate by Missouri State Parks. The map is here.