McCormack – Greer Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The McCormack – Greer trail total length of 3.81 miles, includes a 1 mile spur from McCormack Lake connecting to the Eleven Point River Section of the Ozark Trail, leading in to the Greer Crossing Recreation Area.  The trail follows a ridgetop, passes through oak-hickory forests, crosses small streams, and offers good views of the Eleven Point River Valley and the Boomhole Bluff.  There are no amenities along the trail, but plenty of parking, picnic tables, and vault toilets are available at both trailheads, and water is available at Greer from May 1 through mid October.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open Year Round
Fees There are no fees for the trail or the day use areas that serve as trailheads.
Restrictions: Leave No Trace: Avoid using the trail during wet conditions.  Pack out what you pack in; be prepared, stay on the trail, dispose of waste properly, respect wildlife and other visitors, and minimize your impact.
Operated By: USFS and Ozark Trail Association
Information Center:   Though short, a climb of over 400 feet in the 3 mile walk is involved.  Be careful of your footing in rocky areas and watch out for copperhead snakes.

General Information


The trail can be accessed at either end. 

McCormack Lake:Take 19 south from Winona for 13 miles, then turn west on FR 3155 and go 2 miles.  The trail can be picked up at any point around the lake.

Greer Crossing Recreation Area:  Drive south on Highway 19 from Winona for 18 miles to Greer Recreation Area.  Park near the picnic area; the trail leaves from the side of the picnic area opposite the parking lot. 

General Notes:

For additional information on the Ozark Trail, visit the Ozark Trail Assocation at For trail conditions visit Detailed Maps are available at the Planner section for download and/or view at

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