Park Trails

at Knob Noster State Park

McAdoo Trail System

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

Length: 6.5 Miles View map

Trail Rating: Rugged

McAdoo Trail System is the park’s only trail open to equestrian riders and hikers. Travelers will pass through Christopher Woods, a section of forest that contains the oldest stand of continuous timber within the park.  Designated trailside camping sites are provided along the trail.  

Users will encounter both bottomland and upland forests with several creek crossings, steep grades and inclines, slippery conditions and possible downed vegetation. This trail may occasionally be closed to equestrian users due to inclement weather. Please call the park for details. White connector 1 (1.20 miles) and white connector 2 (.45 miles) are provided for shortening the hike or creating additional looping options.

This trail is available for adoption; ask at the park office for details.

You may experience:

  • Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
  • Low-hanging vegetation
  • Steep grades and inclines over 10%
  • Bridges and/or structural crossings
  • Water/stream crossings without bridges
  • Occasional water over trail
  • Road/highway crossing
Find the trailhead on the park map
Missouri State Parks Trail Rules and Etiquette
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
6.5 Miles 60 minutes per mile Loop Yellow At the equestrian trailhead parking area off the entrance road to Camp Bobwhite