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First time to Missouri and I was not dissatisfied. Trail conditions were good considering the amount of leave cover, only real downfall was amount of traffic even this early in the year. The weather was unseasonably warm as I'm sure that played a part. I would consider another trip down the Ozark Trail again. Many other sections to explore.
Great hike. My husband, myself and our 2 older labs did the whole trail over the weekend. There were very few people on the trail that day. No switch backs. Nice elevation changes. Trail was well marked for the most part. Had to cross a few streams. Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. We walked to the trail head from our camp and then had to walk back when we were finished. My pedometer said we did a total of 16.3 miles in about 5.5 hours. The dogs definitely slowed us down. We are already planning on coming back to do this hike again before it gets too hot.
I have ran, hiked and biked the Roaring Run Trail on the main trails and mountain biking/hiking trails countless times This trail has greatly improved over the last 15 years. The newer access point near Edmond, PA is excellent. The only downside to the mountain/hiking trail is the large section of eroding landscape on the top area of the mountain biking/hiking trail. It has been has been blocked off. You can go around it, but you might wander into private property. Recently you can no longer access Jackson Falls due to NO TRESPASSING (which is technically considered off the trail) due to the gas company. Even if you request permission, they will deny it no matter the reason. I live an hour away and it is still worth the drive!
With the recent rains the trail was really muddy and swampy in some areas. A bridge that crosses over a stream was partially under water. Overall the hike was fun with varied terrain: flat, rocky, dry, lush, etc. Just prepare to get your shoes wet and muddy!
Loooooooooove this trail. It's a tourist destination for a reason. I'm a Colorado native, so I've been here in multiple seasons and every season is a new experience. It is an easy trail of you are okay with high altitude. Beautiful views and landscapes. RMNP is my favorite park.