Hiking Project Logo

Knob Noster Trails

Intermediate
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The hike combines the KNSP east trails and special use area for 6 great miles of trail fun east of the Clearfork Creek.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

Loop

855' 261 m

High

738' 225 m

Low

483' 147 m

Up

481' 146 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This hike is a great tour of most of the trails at Knob Noster State Park.

Description

This hike combines the Hawk Nest Trail in the Clearfork Woodland area, the Lake Buteo Trail, the Campground Loop at the special use area that is all gravel, and the North Loop Trail that loops around the campground. The entire hike (minus the special use gravel) is a dirt path, with roots and rocks which is very similar to all of the other trails in the park. This hike does not include the Clearfork Woodland 0.5-mile loop or the 0.7-mile Discovery Trail, but these two trails can be easily added on if you are wanting to add some mileage or variety to your hike.

Flora & Fauna

Oak/hickory forest

Contacts

Shared By:

Roshell Lipham

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2784

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#16

in Missouri

#2,784

Overall
9 Views Last Month
1,061 Since Jul 15, 2017
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Hawk's Nest Trail
Jul 15, 2017 near Whitema…, MO
Lake Buteo. Lakeside is easy run/walk area. I ran this trail and met up with Hawk Nest loop for added distance.
Nov 2, 2020 near Whitema…, MO
Lake Buteo
Jul 20, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
Halloween Weekend. Heavy leaf cover in areas can make for unsure footing.
Nov 2, 2020 near Whitema…, MO
First bridge.
Jul 19, 2017 near Knob No…, MO
Rent a kayak after your outing!
Jul 20, 2017 near Knob No…, MO

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 7, 2018
Travis Seek