Montauk Lake Trail

EASY 9 reviews
#2 of 3 trails in

Montauk Lake Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salem, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

0.9 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly





nature trips

road biking

trail running






wild flowers

Montauk Lake trail is a loop is a mix of gravel or paved surface that takes you by the trout rearing pools and the Bluff Spring that fees the hatchery and Montauk lake which is fed by a spring that makes the lake appear to boil. This trail is a level surface that has both paved and gravel portions. The road is used for stocking trout and unauthorized motor vehicles are not allowed, making it a safe place to stroll. The beginning of the walk crosses the bridge over the spring branch. To the left is the catch and release fly fishing area and the trout-rearing pools are upstream. Near the handicapped fishing access, the waters of Bluff Spring flow out from the base of the stone cliff. The spring supplies the water for the trout rearing pools, the hatchery and the wetlands. The trail offers excellent opportunities to view wildlife, including bald eagles, ducks, otter, deer, armadillo, bobcats, rabbits, belted kingfishers, great blue herons, beavers, muskrats, mink and a host of other aquatic creatures. The hike goes by Montauk Lake, which is fed by what looks like boiling springs of sand. The trail loops by the start of the Current River, then back to the naturalists office.

29 days ago

Nice little trail to end the day, it is paved and gravel so easy for all ages. Hiked the hillier pine ridge trail first.

4 months ago

Flat, easy walk around a beautiful state park. This is a nice birding trail.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not a very interesting hike.

Friday, August 22, 2014

I have camped at Montauk a half a dozen times either for the purpose of coming here to trout fish, or as a staging ground with boy scouts to canoe and do other high adventure activities. beautiful area, great camp sites, fantastic fishing, trails and so much to do in the area.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Simple walk but worth it to see the rearing pools of the hatchery and the springs.

13 days ago

7 months ago

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Saturday, May 31, 2014