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.

Length2.0 miElevation gain236 ftRoute typeLoop
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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.

Parking Lot. Full amenities you expect at a state park, RV to tent camping.

Ha Ha State Park, MO 1491 State Road D Camdenton, MO 65020-9801 Park Office: 573-346-2986

Intersection of Highway 65 and 54 in Missouri, drive 54 east 25 miles to "D" highway, south on "D" about 1.5 miles.

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Danielle Daume
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Quiet trail, not nearly as busy as the Spring Trail nearby.

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rebecca Allen
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Christina Mason
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Beautiful trail! Quite a bit of elevation and very rocky. Completed with children ages 5-13.

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Jamie Kluesner
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We loved this little off the beaten path trail when the Spring Trail was too crowded. There are some "false" trails that make you climb up rocks, but our 7lb dog did them, so I'm sure most people can also figure it out. Some of the trail markers were faded or hard to find. But we enjoyed the secluded and adventurous feel of this trail.

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jamie minor
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almost got off the trail, didn't read other reviews until after already done. definately needs a little better marking. i would not recommend for small children. Did have some neat rock formations and is nice to just be out in nature. not a long trail.

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Trish Rielly
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Nice hike. Rugged. Kind of got a little off track. Need a few more trail markers. Overall, you can't get lost on this trail.

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Terry Hoehne
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Don’t think this trail sees much traffic as there were lots of well-established cobwebs. I hiked it late in the afternoon. Also not as scenic as anticipated - trees block much of the view of the cove.

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Nick M
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If you don’t like bugs and want a nice easy hike, do not come here first thing in the morning. Spent the whole time clearing webs on the trail!

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Monica Iglesia
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Boulders only on part of the trail. Less scenic than anticipated based on the description. Tree covered trail. Nice walk.

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Brittani Schultz
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I now know why they named it Boulder, that trail is rocky as can be, very different from the other Ha Ha trails. The gps takes you to the parking lot across the street so you have to cross over. And it is not labeled very well as I got off trail through what I’m assuming are old trails. It must not be trafficked very much because I walked through about 30 spiderwebs. I wouldn’t recommend it, it was terrible.

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Crystal Viglietta
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This trail was just ok. it was very easy to get off the trail. I would recommend more placards.

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Delanie Cooper
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I enjoyed the tail end of this section of haha trails. I recommend taking the fork to the left for less elevation. Beautiful sea green moss upon stones.

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Conway Hawn
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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.

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Jim Adams
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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.

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Jason Crockett
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Ha Ha Tonka Boulder Ridge Trail meets Spring Trail. loose leaves, big rocks, stay high, stay light

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Michael Lamberth
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Loved it!!!

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Jake O
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good hiking!

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

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Doug Neidholdt
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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.

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Laura Teske
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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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Lisa Domenick
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Rob Tucker
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Rob Tucker
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Claudia Campodonico
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Katie Frederickson
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Jesse Nivens
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Brenda Huhn
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