The Ozarks, in a word, are splendid. The Ozark Trail system contains more than 390 miles of trails, divided into (mostly) linked sections; plus, a number of spur trails for extra opportunities to hike, cycle and ride horses – most of the trail is multi-use (some areas are restricted use).
This natural surface trail offers trips from just a few miles to a 230-mile "thru hike." Spend a lazy afternoon at Taum Sauk visiting Mina Sauk Falls; a week backpacking along the Current and Eleven Point Rivers; and work up a sweat on the Berryman Loop. The Ozark Trail system will take away the stress and leave a smile on your face.
You encounter a variety of terrain, forests, springs, crystal-clear streams, shut-ins and waterfalls, bluffs riddled with caves and true wilderness areas. The area is home to deer, turkey, bobcat, bear, songbirds and bald eagles. It is one of the most diverse places on the planet.
Visit our website for details, maps, descriptions of the natural features in the area and suggested outings.
Note: The phone and address shown are for the headquarters of the Ozark Trail Association.