Explore the most popular lake trails in Missouri with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The map isn’t correct on this trail. My son and I hiked it yesterday 3/18/18. This is a short 1.75 mile loop that is a part of the 8 mile lake view trail at the state park. This is an easy walk on a well worn trail. What’s shown on the map is just actually part of the Lake View trail.

Easy hike.

Great paved trail. We had the little niece and nephews with us and they could easily walk it with us.

So glad we went on this trail. Views were beautiful and the caves were really amazing! I would have given it 5 stars but the trails are not marked well at all! We went off a trail and didn’t realize it for quite some time!

Nice paved trail along Table Rock Lake.

Loved it! Kid friendly. Relatively flat, so not too difficult for my littles and plenty to entertain everyone. We especially liked the playground area.

Enjoyable hike, several trails to choose from.

Great walking path. do wish that there are Trail markers so you know how far you've gone.

After all the heavy rains we have had, the hiking trail was completely washed out.

Great for all ages

7 days ago

Was disappointed that you can not get close to the castle. But it is probably due to lack of respect from others. There is amazing views from the ruins.We did see a lot of vultures.

7 days ago

I love this trail. fyi if you are not up for a long hike there is a parking lot near it.

Not a bad hike - not very long - signage is poor to non existent- when you first head in the trail splits at the area where you see some red gates - if you go that way you will see the cabin and a lake but the trail basically ends there and you will need to turn around and head back up the other way - once you are on the loop part of the trail there are a few side trails that you can take - one goes to the creek and another to a lake - both are worth seeing especially the lake, but again they both dead end and you will need to backtrack to get back to the loop

trail running
9 days ago

Fast, flat, and wide asphalt path that follows the edge of the lake under the canopy of shady trees. Plenty of shoot offs that lead to the lake to dip your feet or paws into afterward.

Very nice for a light hike/walk, especially if you have young children who aren't quite ready for the long hikes yet.

ok so first off this isnt 2.1 miles. the actual loop itself is just over a mile. also there are no signs on trail. When u get to the bottom by the creek make sure u go right if u go left which seems like the way the trail is u will run into a dead end taking the right puts you on the loop. also the cabin u see in the pics it's at the beginong of the trail,you will see a red gate off to the left that takes you to the cabin right on the other side of the pond. Parking for this hike is across from the nursing home. The trail starts at the corner of the road.

trail running
10 days ago

It’s a short, semi-technical trail that makes for a fun run in town. Some of the back trails are single track, but the highly trafficked areas are wide and even. I’d rate it higher but there’s no access to the lake.

Beautiful trail! Plenty of camping opportunities. My gps clocked a little over 12 miles and about 1500 ft elevation .

Cute trail that's close by. Great for an after work lazy walk or jog

It was a nice walk. The trail is paved and there is room for four abreast. The trail was very busy with dog walkers, bicyclists, and families. Everyone was kind and considerate. The scenery was woods, hills, and small prairies. the rest was what you normally find in a park like this.

Nice views as the trail stays alongside the lake.

Great paved trail. Took my five month old son and his stroller through the whole thing. The lake view is amazing too. Very easy!

A favorite relatively easy hike. Surprised to see Buder lake drained! It's deeper than we realized. Hope it will be repaired and back to it's full glory soon!

This is a fantastic park for kids! There are so many paths and little slopes and rocks to climb. There is even a little bitty waterfall. There is a kids play area to the right of the main entrance and directly above the cave.

16 days ago

Clean maintained concrete path trail. very easy, very fun! Great for families, dogs, and joggers.

Best trail at the lake without driving to Ha Ha Tonka. Nice variety of meadow, lakeside, and overlook. Pretty rocky but not too muddy, even the day after a rain. Took about an hour at a moderate pace.

2nd time on this trail. We LOVE it. It will be a repeated trail going forward. This time we got to see elk and deer! Keep your eyes open as they blend in well and many of the elk were laying right next to the trail. Respect their environment and space.

Close to the city. Variety of trails - some fully paved and short, others longer with more varied terrain. Can be very busy on weekends when the weather is nice.

Great hike. Well marked.

Such a pretty hike. I haven’t done the whole thing. Just up to the top and back. Overlook is beautiful.

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