If you’re looking for a scenic hike to do with your furry best friend, try Robinson Point Trail! This loop trail is three miles long and takes you by a stunning lake. Dogs are welcome to join you on this trail on-leash.
The trail begins near Robinson Point Park’s campground. Here, you’ll find restrooms and water fountains you can use to fill your water bottle. Once you’re all ready to go, you can head out onto the trail itself.
As you go along the trail, you’ll walk through a forest on the shoreline of Lake Norfolk. This forest is filled with beautiful trees, wildflowers, and wildlife. After walking through the forest, you’ll then climb up onto a series of bluffs. From here, you’ll see Lake Norfolk and the Ozark Mountains in the distance.
At the midpoint of the trail, you’ll reach Robinson Point, where you’ll get some of the best views on your hike. Take a few minutes to relax here and enjoy the views of the huge, 22,000-acre Lake Norfolk. Then, once you’re ready, follow the trail back down into the forest. If you’d like to extend your hike, there are numerous small side trails all along Robinson Point Trail. These trails go along the bluffs and provide more great views.
If all this hiking makes you hungry, you and your pup can have lunch or a snack together at one of the campground’s scenic picnic tables. Here, you can relax by peaceful Lake Norfolk. You can also go fishing with your pup here if you’d like.
Robinson Point Trail offers amazing views of Lake Robinson and the Ozark Mountains, and it takes you up beautiful limestone bluffs. Bring doggy bags with you so you can clean up after your dog while you’re hiking, and have a great time hiking with your dog here!
There are loose rocks on some parts of the trail — be sure to watch your step as you’re walking. There’s also very little shade on the limestone bluff portions of the trail, so it’s important to bring extra water with you on your hike.