Parker Hollow access to Nichols Farm

EASY 3 reviews

Parker Hollow access to Nichols Farm is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, Missouri 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



historic site

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.

6 months ago

The last quarter mile of the dirt road to the trailhead is nearly impassable to small cars. The hike itself was a refreshing walk in the woods. A neat little homestead and out buildings that really demonstrate the self-sufficiency of the homesteaders are the highlight.

Friday, May 08, 2015

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

1 month ago