Lakeside Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Troy, 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.
dogs on leash
Following the enire shoreline of Lincoln Lake, is frequently used by fishermen. During the summer, a good display of wildflowers can be found between the trail and the edge of the lake. Hikers may enter the trail at either the boat launch ramp or swimming beach.
Very nice hike right next to the lake - saw lots of evidence of beavers but no actual beavers! Lake was a little murky especially near the beach area but overall a beautiful hike!
Nice fairly easy hike. We added the School House trail to it which made a longer hike. Never did see the school house foundation though. Would recommend.
Pretty trail, great lake views, easy hike.
If you hike with your dog, be aware that portions are rocky- small, pointy rocks. Tender-footed canines may have a hard time.
Pretty with lots of snakes.
Pretty scenery and we saw lots of birds. The lake is beautiful. No litter anywhere. Easy loop trail with some incline! Hopped over lots of fallen trees on the trail today. I love this place! I think next time I'm going to try a little more strenuous hike but this one is perfect for dogs & families going at a relaxed pace.
Frenchmans bluff has a great view, hiked about 6 miles today
Trail was mostly overgrown and there were an amazing amount of insects. Paths do not seem to be well trodden.
Not a fan of this area at all. The campsites are small and scrunched together very tightly. The hiking is slightly boring in the area with not much to see except trees.
It wasn't easy finding the start of Cuivre River Trail (South Loop) but I did at the end of Park Rd. The first .25 mile was boring but once you go done into the valley, it turns for the better. The trail follows the creek bed and there are some great areas to appreciate, even with the leaves fallen. I saw quite a few deer, too, and they let you get close before bouncing off into the woods. I went for photography purposes and will post pics later.
We completed the Blackhawk trail for a total of 5.75 miles. Very beautiful!
Many shallow water crossings as the trail passes through coves / offshoots of the lovely lake. This was a particularly nice fall hike. Our dog loved the trail, but had to be carried over the dam section as it has screening laid over it to filter out big debris.