Coakley Hollow Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Linn Creek, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
From Osage Beach travel south approximately 4 miles on Business Highway 54 and turn left (east) onto Highway A. Go east 8.5 miles on Highway A and turn left (north) on Road A-33. Look for the State Park sign. Follow Road A-33 north for 0.75 mile and turn right (east) towards the Ozark Caverns visitor center. Follow this road 0.5 mile to the Ozark Caverns visitor center.
Beautiful light hiking spot. Low underbrush for those who explore off-trail in winter (obey local stewardship recommendations). This trail loops around a section of the creek so orientation is a breeze. Great trail for older folks or those recovering from injury, my father in law had no trouble despite his bad knees and old double hip replacement.
The highlight was the ozark caverns at the end of the trail off to the left of the visitor center. Sucks you couldn't go through it, but while at the opening of the cave we saw a huge blue racer on the other side of the creek. Fun decent trail with bridges and wooden walkways. Watch out for poison oak/sumac!
Short, easy trail. Well maintained.
A good trail! Very well maintained, with lots of fun terrain. Good for kids. We were bummed about how close the trail was to the creek, yet there was no way to get your feet wet.
The trail is a simple Ozark trail. Its diversity is its strong point. you pass through woodland glades, rocky and wooded hillsides, small creek, and wetland created by a spring emitting from a cave. Very well maintained. Ozark Caverns is worth a peak while you are there. Call ahead for tour times.