Park Trails

at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Woodland Trail

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Length: 3.25 Miles View map

Flowering dogwoods in the spring and warm blazes of color in the fall make Woodland Trail a rewarding hike. This trail goes through the 1,275-acre Patterson Hollow Wild Area. Wild areas in Missouri state parks are set aside to minimize the effects of humans.  This allows the hiker to enjoy the native woodlands in the park without any man-made visual or sound intrusions.

This is the only trail in the park that allows backpacking and a designated backpacking camp is located along the trail. A .40-mile white connector 4 offers a shorter hike of 1.75 miles. A topographic map, a compass or GPS is recommended for hiking this trail.

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail        
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
3.25 Miles 2 hours, 30 minutes Loop Blue

Behind the trail information center on Hwy. 134