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.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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mountain biking

nature trips

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running

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river

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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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

very nice place to spend the day. very easy trails for family biking.

hiking
10 months ago

Relaxing walk. Lightly trafficked. Plenty of opportunities for wildlife sightings.

hiking
Fri Mar 22 2019

Trail was a nice loop trail. We saw several muskrats, an otter and wood ducks. I have hiked this several times before, but never with this much wildlife.

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Tue Jan 01 2019

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Sun Nov 18 2018

Sun Jul 22 2018

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

hiking
Tue Apr 10 2018

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

Sat Oct 24 2015

Not a very interesting hike.

camping
Fri Aug 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.

hiking
Sun Sep 01 2013

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

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