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Lake Buteo Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 118' 36 m
Descent: -124' -38 m
High: 812' 248 m
Low: 765' 233 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Roshell Lipham

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This trail is a quick loop around a nice lake that connects with Hawk Nest Trail.

Roshell Lipham

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park at the Lake Buteo parking lot where there are vault toilets. You can either start to the right and cross the dam or to the left where the trail is marked. There is one wooden bridge, and the trail goes from a lowland swampy area (off-trail) and higher bank. The trail runs along one of the park paved roads accessed from Hwy DD. On the west side of the lake, the trail meets up with Hawk Nest Trail at three spots. Otherwise, you can hike the loop all the way over the dam next to the spillway.

Flora & Fauna

Oak/hickory woodland.

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Lake Buteo
Jul 20, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
First bridge.
Jul 19, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
Rent a kayak after your outing!
Jul 20, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
Dam.
Jul 20, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
Tree along trail.
Jul 20, 2017 near Whitema…, MO
Lake Buteo
Jul 15, 2017 near Whitema…, MO

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