Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Linn Creek, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Part of this trail is densely shaded and covered in ferns, while the rest is open and rocky. Between the two extremes, the trail will take you along the shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks.
We chose to hike the Lake View trail. The hike starts in the campground and encircles the campground. Easy trail but hard to find the trail head. Drive past the airport, look for the campground entrance the trail starts at the campground's check in booth. I suggest taking the north entry the south entry is a confused mess. Took about an hour to hike.
A beautiful easy trail that takes you along the lake and through the woods. A beautiful area any time of the year!
It was fun! Lots of good variance in terrain and a beautiful view!