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Rocky Top Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kaiser, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 262 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Sarah T.
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Sandy Waggett
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Hiking

Great trail - spray to avoid ticks. Beautiful views of the lake. Muddy in spots. Dog friendly.

TH And joy User
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HikingMuddy

A little confusing at the point where double loop connects. Nice elevation changes. Solid 1 hour hike for moderate intensity hikers

Amanda Wernig
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HikingMuddy

A little muddy right now but easy to work around it! We took our time and stopped in a few spots...found 4 tics between the 2 of us at the end. We would go again for sure!

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Alli B.
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HikingRocky

Great hike! Rocky at times. Awesome views of the lake! Will hike again.

Ryan Mortenson
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Hiking

Trail was great for a young family. It was challenging at time for the 3 & 7 year olds. Beautiful views!!!

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Graham Roper
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HikingMuddy

Short trail to the overlook, which is pretty in itself. Nothing very noteworthy otherwise. Muddy today, but generally an easy detour immediately off trail. Not very busy.

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Samantha Hahn
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HikingMuddyRocky

I would for sure recommend this trail. It has stunning views and is easy to get around. There is great places to fish as well

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Brittani Schultz
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HikingMuddy

Lovely view, don’t know why it’s rated moderate it really isn’t. Just watch out because this time of the year is very muddy. Would do again.

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Lucy N.
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Nice variety of terrains, views are worth the walk. Take the second loop you won’t regret it.

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Brett Weaver
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Shelby Rohe
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Kayla Tarey
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Hiking

Hiked this yesterday with our 5 & 7 yr old and our dog. The trail was pretty wet in areas but everyone managed it just fine!

Stephanie Haley
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. I have done the trail in summer, when it has lush foliage and is very buggy. This early spring hike was nearly bug-free, but a lot less picturesque. The majority of the 2nd loop (overlook) is super soggy. As a LNT hiker it was concerning to see that there are side trails being established where the blazed trail is impassable due to deep, slick mud. I'd say if you can handle the loose rocks, this trail is more easy than moderate. The only slips/slides we had was in mud. We had the trail to ourselves, and overall it was still a great hike.

Robert Wright
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Brookley Weatherford
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Shelly Johnson-Osborn
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Alyss Monroe
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Forgot to hit record for first leg, oops! Beautiful trail! Def a lil muddy but not so much we didn’t enjoy! Perfect day and will definitely be back again soon!

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Brittani Schultz
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HikingRocky

The trail was clearly mapped out, nice overlooks, but bring waterproof shoes because you have to cross a small stream twice. Took us 56 minutes to complete. Would recommend.

Kelly Kientzy
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Rocky
Megan Haney
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Hiking

Pretty easy trail. Good views of the lake. Nothing too challenging. Saw a bald eagle land in a tree which was pretty cool.

Jane Rothstein
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Valerie Hirsch
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