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Just south of Highway 50, about midway between Sedalia and Warrensburg, lies an often overlooked gem of the Missouri state park system. Knob Noster State Park is an ideal spot for relaxing and forgetting the cares of the world - even if just for a few hours. The park is an interesting mixture of prairie, savanna and forest, with 3,934 acres lying along both sides of a meandering creek. Several small lakes in the park cater to the fisherman, and non-motorized boats may be used. Picnic sites dot the lakeshore and three open picnic shelters make an ideal place for group get-togethers in a tranquil setting. The outdoor adventurer can enjoy several trails running through the park, including an equestrian and an all-terrain bicycle trail. Budding naturalists will enjoy hiking out to one of the savanna restoration areas and seeking out the many bird species found in the park. Pin Oak Slough Natural Area along Clearfork Creek has been recognized for its unique natural beauty. For visitors wanting to enjoy more than just a few hours here, there is a wooded campground with modern amenities. Two group camps offer outdoor facilities and fun for larger, organized groups.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail takes you through 2.0 miles of terrain with elevation shifts while spending time running along a creek bed. Trail is well marked and easy to follow.

on Lake Buteo Trail

hiking
10 days ago

This was lots of fun! We saw some deer.

Took my pup. It was a good hike. Trailhead says 6.5 miles. I'll record next time to see. Good elevation changes. Also, there is no lake on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

decent outing. easy terrain. Big 5-6 mile loop. watch out for arrogant equestrians though.

Great Trail. Saw Deer, and other wildlife. Well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Marked well. TONS of seed ticks. We didn't have on strong enough bug spray and had close to a hundred ticks on our legs, inside our shoes and in our shirts.

walking
5 months ago

4 kids and 2 dogs easy