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at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Hidden Springs Trail

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

This trail goes through native Missouri woodlands to bluff tops above the lake.  Depending on the season, one may see flowering dogwoods, hear pileated woodpeckers or feel the cool temperatures of a seasonal spring. In addition to the abundant natural history in this area, the trail also passes near a small family cemetery.

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
2.5 Miles 1 hour, 45 minutes Loop Green

At the stables

Trail of Four Winds

  • Bicycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: 13.5 Miles View map

The longest trail in the park, Trail of Four Winds traverses almost every type of natural community in the park. This diversity provides stunning views of the lake, rock outcrops, seasonal streams, ponds and woodlands. There are two white connectors on this trail to make your experience more diverse or shorter. White connector 2 on the south loop is 2.25 miles long. White connector 3 on the north loop is .6 mile long. In addition, there is a .30 mile spur on the south loop that leads to a scenic overlook. A trail map or topographic map is strongly suggested before using this trail. 

North Loop
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
4.75 Miles 4 hours, 15 minutes Loop Green

On Hwy. 134, 1.2 miles south of the information center; or Near Ozark Homestead Stables off Hwy. 134

South Loop
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
9.25 Miles 9 hours, 15 minutes Loop Red On Hwy. 134, 1.2 miles south of the information center; or Near Ozark Homestead Stables off Hwy. 134

White Oak Trail

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: .70 Mile View map

This relatively flat trail runs along a ridge top where you may encounter various woodland animals such as northern fence lizards, three-toed box turtles or eastern chipmunks. After hiking about .2 mile, the trail splits in two to form a loop. If you continue to the right, a white connector trail intersects White Oak Trail. This .2-mile long connector trail joins Fawn’s Ridge Trail for those wanting to make a longer hike and is marked in white blazes. The white connector trail and Fawn’s Ridge Trail are open to hikers only. 

Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
.70 Mile 30 minutes Loop Orange

At Ozark Homestead Stables