Rocky Top Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Rocky Top Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kaiser, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

The 2nd loop overlook on the trail is worth it to see such a great view of the lake. At the end of the trail was a small meadow you go through before entering the parking lot. The meadow was my favorite part of the trail.

28 days ago

Great, quick trail, great place to take a break from a long road trip. Close to the highway and restaurants, but quiet and serene. Beautiful views of lake, lovely walk through forest and grassland. Slightly slippery in parts. Swimming area close by.

hiking
1 month ago

good family hike with nice views at overlook and back down to the lake edge on second loop. a little rocky throughout, so watch your step.

1 month ago

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3 months ago

Fun, easy trail for me & my 7 mo pup. Beautiful views of the lake.

4 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful view of the lake. Very Rocky. Wear appropriate shoes!

6 months ago

Relatively easy hike. Very little elevation, but the path is quite rocky in places that may make their hike difficult for some.

hiking
8 months ago

it was a nice trail. so people kown I believe that they changed the name to rocket top..

10 months ago

its not even close to 1.5 miles and i was very dissapointed at the lack of views. Its a good begineer trail i suppose tho.

11 months ago

This is the 3rd time we have hiked this trail. Pretty easy hike, beautiful vistas. We were a week too early to see the color change on the trees.

hiking
11 months ago

We were driving through the area & wanted a quick hike (with our 2 dogs), so this trail fit the bill. There were a couple pretty spots looking over the water & the easy/moderate difficulty was just right for a relaxing hike:).

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

After driving all day to get here is was a nice trail to stretch our legs on. Took us about an hour as opposed to the 1:30 that was suggested. Hills, rocks, and narrow trails. What's not to like.

hiking
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

This was a very short, easy hike. The only difficulty was trying to stay on my feet due to a thick ground cover of fallen leaves. Even during this Fall day views of the Lake, although it could be seen, were still somewhat obscure due to the thick tree cover. There were several areas where you can "exit" the trail and walk down to the lake's edge, which provided beautiful panoramic views. They weren't as plentiful as other Lake of the Ozark hikes.