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Lakeview Bend Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Osage Beach, Missouri that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

walking
3 days ago

Beautiful walk especially part next to lake

hiking
4 days ago

Nicely laid out, a good family trail. I went in February and you get a lot more of a water view without all the leaves in the way. Going in the summer, you don’t get to see much water. Would still recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots and lots of deer. I think we saw 18 on the hike. My family hiked this on 5/27. There is about a half mile section through the woods with tons of wildlife and nice gentle slopes, but campgrounds and the road are visible in this portion that take away from the ambience. The other mile is along the water that is rocky and much of it runs along the lake on one side with a cliff rock face on the other. The views were very good and the terrain was varying with logs, rocks, trees, flowers and mild changes in elevation. We did not pass any people on the trail. It was our favorite thing we did in the lake of the Ozarks area.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Overall a pretty good trail. Only complaint is that it isn’t completely wooded, it goes along an RV park but if you want plenty of places to stop and eat then this is the place for you. Great place for families Took us 45 minutes to complete

recorded Lakeview Bend Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome anniversary hike! 65 degree weather, dry and sunny. Steep grade around the lake, but i found the perfect hiking stick.

hiking
8 months ago

Views are amazing! Does go through some campgrounds, which I wasn’t a fan of, but it didn’t ruin the rest of it.

walking
9 months ago

Very pretty walk. Lots of benches and very level.

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of deer! Nice views. Watch out for several places where rebar is sticking up.

hiking
bugs
rocky
Sun Jun 16 2019

Mon Jun 03 2019

Basic trail around the campground. great for kids.

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muddy
rocky
Fri Mar 15 2019

hiking
Sat Feb 02 2019

Nice trail along the lake. Pretty scenery with small bluffs on one side and the lake on the other. Trail then leads up through the woods. Nice mixture. Well marked.

Sun Sep 30 2018

Beautiful trail

hiking
Mon Aug 13 2018

One side of the loop trail is stairs (trail head across the street from the camp store) and the other is a gentle slope (same side of street as camp store), which could affect how hard/easy the ascent is back up from the lakeside. Stairs down/slope up is the easiest. The trail is easy, but scenic - with the lake, wildlife (4 whitetail deer that allowed us very close) and quite peaceful on a mid-Sunday. 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace if you stop and take a log of pictures, which we did!

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

Well blazed trail that runs through woods and then next to the lake with interesting rock features on the opposite side of the trail. The trail then runs through a campground before ascending to the trailhead. It’s a busy trail.

hiking
Sat Dec 02 2017

Nice trail along the lake and woods. Pet friendly but I wouldn't recommend it for small children, narrow in places with bluff on one side & steep decline to river on other side. Lots of birds, saw a hawk carrying dinner away. White pelicans on the lake--more than 50! Terns, herons, chickadees, large woodpecker, blue jays, and more

Fri Aug 18 2017

scenic views, easy hike

hiking
Sun Apr 30 2017

Easy trail that runs next to bluffs overlooking the lake and through the woods. We walked along the shoreline, then through the campground before finding the trail again near the theater.

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