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Opossum Hollow Trail

 3.5 (2)

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

403' 123 m

Ascent

-361' -110 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

948' 289 m

High

812' 247 m

Low

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A nice secluded, singletrack through an oak forest.

Chris Tallman

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildlife

Closed during muddy conditions. Check the Facebook page before venturing out.

Description

There is a map and trail conditions posted at the trailhead, as well as the Knob Noster State Park Facebook page. The trail is flagged with red markers and has several water crossings depending on the time of year, some with small wooden bridges and some without.

There are lots of twisting, turning, and undulating sections. The trail is shared with mountain bikers, runners, and hikers, although mountain bikers are few enough to not be noticed on most days. There are a couple connector trails that can be used to change up your run; one is the marked as the White Trail, and two other uphill connectors can be used to form shorter loops.

Opossum Hollow Trail takes users through a woodland management area similar to Clearfork Woodland Trail. Works Progress Administration-era erosion control structures and remnants from former landowners’ farms are scattered within the area. Along the dirt-surfaced trail, users will encounter areas filled with wildflowers.

Along this trail, users will encounter water crossings without bridges, steep grades and inclines of more than 10 percent, and rocks and roots in the trail. This trail may occasionally be closed for prescribed burns. This trail may occasionally be closed to bicyclists due to inclement weather. Please call the park for details. This trail has a spur to Camp Shawnee and also a .60 mile white connector 3 and a .15 mile white connector 4 to shorten or lengthen the hike.

Opossum Hollow Trail, which was partially constructed by Whiteman Air Force Base bike trail volunteers and Free Ride Volunteers, is available for adoption; ask at the park office for details.

Contacts

Land Manager: Missouri State Parks Department

Dec 3, 2018: 2018 Gift Card Promo

Nov 26, 2018: Holiday Events

Oct 25, 2018: Trails GIS Site

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