Located in Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this is a great beginner backpack trip. 

Starting at 850 feet of elevation, this 3.25 mile loop is a great beginner backpacking trip. The trail is fairly rough so a sturdy pair of hiking boots is a must. The trail splits a quarter mile in; you will need to go right. After another quarter mile you will enter the Patterson Hollow Wild Area, where no man made structures are allowed to be built. The backpack camp is 1.75 miles into the hike. It has a campfire pit and some logs for sitting next to it. It should take about an hour and a half of total hike time.

The trail head has a bathroom and a building with all the trail information. Make sure to fill out a registration card at the trail head before starting.

Pack List

  • Backpacking Backpack
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Hiking Boots
  • Tent or Hammock
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Camp Pillow
  • Backpacking Kitchen Equipment
  • Food
  • Water
  • Compass
  • Trail Map
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 474 Feet
Activities Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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