Jones Hollow Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Jones Hollow Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salem, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Jones Hollow, the namesake of Jones Hollow Trail, is located at the base of the hillside on the far eastern edge of the trail. Highlights of the trail include high quality dry woodlands and a dolomite glade belt that is a signature feature of the Current River Hills region. The bright white petals of flowering dogwood fill the landscape in spring, and sugar maples in the lower reaches of the trail turn a blazing yellow each fall. Old growth, gnarled chinquapin oaks, some more than 200 years old, can be found on rock outcrops. White connector 1 provides access to Ninebark Trail. White connector 2 can be used for a shorter hike on Jones Hollow Trail.

hiking
20 days ago

This is a mostly wooded trail that is well blazed and has some wonderful old chinquapin oaks along it. It does partly overlap the Current River Trail that runs from the Current River State Park to Echo Bluff State Park. There are a couple other trailheads on the road where the trailhead for this trail is located so you may want to confirm you have the right trail before setting out. Heading south on the trail there are a couple of glades that overlook the valley the Current River flows through that are very scenic. This was a fun trail.