Boulder Ridge Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camdenton, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
236 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




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On this trail, you will pass through an area of large lichen boulders along a ridge. Enjoy several views of Lake of the Ozarks and pass through Oak Woodlands, rocky acres and a large area of huge sandstone boulders. Red blazes. Can be confusing at times as it crosses with other trails. Boulder Ridge Trail is a gravel surface trail that makes a loop around the long narrow ridge top southwest of the lake parking lot. The initial section of trail travels in a counterclockwise direction passing through oak woodland until a rocky area is encountered. At this point, the trail goes off to the right, down the slope to a county road. After crossing the county road, walk up an old roadbed making a left turn up stone steps to a loop section of this trail. Walk this loop in a clockwise direction. Hikers will travel through a rocky woodland area before a large area of huge sandstone boulders, bluffs and shelves encompass the trail. The trail passes through this area of large lichen-covered boulders along the ridge. Going through this area is tricky after leaf fall because leaves can obscure the trail and fill in deep voids between the rocks. Watch your footing and follow the red blazes to stay on the trail. The final segment of trail affords several views of Lake of the Ozarks. Eventually, hikers will return to the start of the loop, where they will return to the old road bed, then cross back over the county road.

4 months ago

The actual trail is 1.5 miles. Using the map for this app adds another half mile of the Spring Trail before you reach the trailhead. Going counterclockwise at the loop, the trail passes through a tunnel of trees until it loops back at the point where there are some views of the lake. The trail then passes through a boulder field and is rugged for the remainder of the trail. We met a ham radio operator along this part of the trail with an antennae in a tree who was contacting people in different states using Morse code, which was cool.

4 months ago

Did this trail after we finished a shorter trail in the morning. Good solid footing with a few vertical climbs. Natural rock formations thru out with some very large boulders. Trees carrying lots of foliage so difficult to see lake at the midway point. My friend Kevin unfortunately carried out a soda can and plastic water bottle along with some small trash items he found along trail. Thanks Kevin.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Very rough and steep terrain. lots of spider webs and the trail gets very narrow at times. Did see 2 white tail deer and some nice views of the hills to the south

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Loved it!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

good hiking!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Fun little loop. Offers various terrain changes. Wish it was longer and a little farther from the beaten path.

Monday, May 04, 2015

The trail is accessed off of the Spring Trail. It loops around a hill top. It has a number of rock formations. typical ozark hill country.

Monday, February 09, 2015

This easy short trail is so wonderful in any season. Kid/Family friendly with wonderful views of Ha Ha Tonka 'Castle' up above. Eagles up in the clifs and the 'island' trail are a plus.

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