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Opossum Hollow Trail

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 3.5 (2)

A nice secluded, singletrack through an oak forest.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

Point to Point

948' 289 m

High

812' 247 m

Low

403' 123 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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 hike; 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.

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Shared By:

Chris Tallman with improvements by Josh Adams

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Feb 16, 2016 near Whitema…, MO

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Mar 19, 2017
Zach Dains
The whole clan!
Feb 19, 2017
Scott Laurent
My longest single hike to date. Preparing for Hercules Glades Wilderness Area. 6.4mi — 4h 35m
Jan 16, 2017
Chad McKee
Nice, easy trail to run or walk. Well maintained and marked. 6.4mi
Aug 14, 2016
Emily Hanson
13h 05m