hiking

views

forest

lake

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

dogs on leash

Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove, hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri's largest lakes, Lake of the Ozarks. The 17,626-acre Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers this opportunity, along with a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore. On shore, hikers, backpackers, equestrians and bicyclists can use one of 12 trails that wind through oak-hickory forests and sunny glades and offer bluff-top views of the lake. Or visitors can take a guided tour of Ozark Caverns, best known for a formation of stalactites and waterfalls known as "Angels' Showers." Water enthusiasts can make use of the park's two swimming beaches or rent a boat at one of the park's marinas. Necessary supplies for a day of fishing or fun on the water can be found in the park stores. Year-round accommodations for overnight guests include more than 230 shaded campsites, ranging from primitive to those with electric hookups. Campground amenities include modern restrooms and laundry facilities. Eight camper cabins offer a rustic lodging experience. Lake of the Ozarks State Park's natural beauty remains untouched, yet visitors are just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and a variety of entertainment options.

hiking
24 days ago

Wonderful view of the lake. Very Rocky. Wear appropriate shoes!

trail running
30 days ago

trail running
30 days ago

30 days ago

Relatively easy hike. Very little elevation, but the path is quite rocky in places that may make their hike difficult for some.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Beautiful views, path is great (remembering that you are in the ozark mountains and there are going to be some rocks)... Just long enough and hilly enough to provide you with a nice workout. We loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

it was a nice trail. so people kown I believe that they changed the name to rocket top..

Beautiful light hiking spot. Low underbrush for those who explore off-trail in winter (obey local stewardship recommendations). This trail loops around a section of the creek so orientation is a breeze. Great trail for older folks or those recovering from injury, my father in law had no trouble despite his bad knees and old double hip replacement.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with good views. The only downside was that there were large rocks on the trail (which is to be expected in November), but you can't see them because of the amount of leaves. I rolled my ankle a few times, but luckily didn't sprain anything.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Never busy, flat but rocky in spots. Has some short climbs that aren't too steep. Nice trail system, you can go 3 different ways. There's a parking lot off Anderson hollow rd, from there you can take a west loop or east loop, or a trail going to the parking lot off of mccubbins rd. Lots to explore if you're in the area.

its not even close to 1.5 miles and i was very dissapointed at the lack of views. Its a good begineer trail i suppose tho.