Island Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Island Trail is a 0.9 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.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Island trailhead is the old mill site, accessible from the Spring Trail. This is a rugged loop with scenic rock formations, small cave, spring views. Island Trail starts at the old mill site along Spring Trail. This rugged loop trail takes hikers past Balanced Rock; a large cylinder-shaped dolomite boulder sitting on one end. Walking this trail, hikers will catch two glimpses of old abandoned water pipe. This is all that remains of the pipe that carried water from the mill site to the water tower above. The trail then takes hikers to the confluence of Ha Ha Tonka Spring and Lake of the Ozarks. Following the loop from here, hikers can walk along the spring channel to a small breached dam, where the spring water runs over large boulders. The trail continues to Island Cave, a small, gated, permit entry cave that is located on the north side of the island above the spring channel. For information on entry into Island Cave, visitors should contact the park office. The loop then leads hikers around the rocky east and south sides of the island where they return to Spring Trail. Users can also access White Connectors 3 and 4 to shorten or enhance their hiking experience.

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3 months ago

Nice hike around the island. Some rugged terrain, but not to bad

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6 months ago

Great trail - lots to see - lots of steps so be prepared for that - also not marked very well but overall a very pretty area

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Make sure you get a permit to enter the creepy looking cave! Looked fun to explore!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great view of the lake from the top, some uneven footing, crowded

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Nice trail. Interweaving system of trails that's tough to navigate, even with a map. Saw a copperhead on my last run through the trail which makes me a bit nervous.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Very cool trail. I like to combine trails in This park for a longer hike and the island trail is one of my favorite sections

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Excellent

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This trail is fairly short, but paired with the other hikes in the area can be quite strenuous since it's all uphill. The view of the small waterfall and the spring is worth it though.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Actually nice little hike. good variety. I recommend doing this. It is a side trail off the spring trail.