Parker Hollow access to Nichols Farm

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Parker Hollow access to Nichols Farm is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles 16 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding



Parker Hollow access to Nichols Farm trail is a double track down an old farm lane to an early 1900 homestead, returning the way you come. Susie Nichols Cabin Trail:1 mile round trip. This easy walk leads from the gate at the parking area up the old "home place" road to the farmstead of Susie Nichols, who up until her death in 1959 chose to keep "the old ways". Living without electricity and relying on her horse "ol' Don" she remained independent and self-sufficient. The park maintains her board & batten cabin and several out buildings---the Nichols homestead being a cultural landscape typical of Ozark lifeways.

1 year ago

Pleasant walk back to the homestead. It will be more interesting as the years go by.