One of the volunteers that helps upkeep this section of trail and has been involved in the Ozark Trail for a number of years has a kickstarter going to help publish a book that highlights many gems along the Ozark Trail.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2019427560/the-ozark-trail-images-of-missouris-longest-hiking?ref=category

A taste of everything here. Can be tough in spots but plenty of calm terrain as well. I recommend a night at Bass.

fishing
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

April is an excellent time to go. Good temperature, bugs not out yet but wildflowers in full bloom. Saw an incredible variety of flowers. The best spot was along the bluff base by Bat cave just after (wet) crossing the Courtois river. Saw lots of large birds as well like Heron, Turkey Vultures, an Eagle and Osprey and several I wasn't sure of. Heard several 0wls and turkey. Beautiful camp on bluff top at mile 8 overlooking the Huzzah. At Bass resort we rented a canoe and floated the Courtois/Huzzah/Meramec back to our car including a night camping on a gravel bar. Excellent trip. Joe King has uploaded an excellent track file. Note: The flood of Dec 2016 left many trees down in the water which made for tricky canoeing but not bad if you know what you are doing.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

First section of Ozark trail mostly followed active logging roads. The trail is over blazed in areas where it isn't necessary and under blazed at key points. The logging Rd hits a Y that isn't blazed at all walking toward courtois Creek. Bear left.... Going right takes you to the back side of the shooting range. Logging rds to one side.. The last 1000yds of the trail are actually a "trail" and it follows the river and some pretty bluffs and caves.

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Started hiking at the Hazel Creek trailhead on Saturday morning, November 21st and finished on Tuesday the 24th. We averaged twelve miles a day, could have gone faster but due to error we had to make all our food with a campfire and the days were short. The entire section was blazed beautifully. There were only two spots where there were minor navigation questions over the entire 48 miles. The trails are in excellent shape. Stayed the third and final night at Bass River Resort in a cabin and also had a pizza delivered.

The section from Bass River to Ozark Outdoors was my favorite. The trail and caves along the Courtois were awesome, the forests in the hills above were picturesque. Can't say again how nice it was to hike such a well maintained trail, kudos to the OTA for the trail condition and markings.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

hiking
Sunday, April 27, 2014

This section of the Ozark Trail is 48 miles according to the Ozark Trail Association map. It begins at the Huzzah conservation area and ends at the Hazel Creek Campground. I hiked the trail starting on Friday, April 11 and ended on Sunday, April 13 a total of three days. I got a late start and only hiked 13 miles on Friday. But it worked out okay because I was able to rent a cabin at bass River resort and they even delivered a pizza. I hiked 23 miles on Saturday to arrive at the Berryman campground. Then did 14 miles on Sunday to finish the hike at Hazel Creek Campground. The trail was in great shape and well blazed. It was a great hike. My goal is to section hike the Ozark trail and then do a thru hike. I have one section down and several to go.

hiking
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Excellent trail thru backcountry Ozark mountains. My friends and I did this last summer in the August heat and I don't recommend going at that time of year. Trail essentially runs up and down the entire length with very little flat. We camped overnight and did the full hike in 2 days. We're going again in a few weeks and hope to fare better against mother nature. BRING TICK SPRAY!

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

hiking
Saturday, January 25, 2014

walking
Sunday, September 02, 2012

This trail is misplaced. The map shows a trail in Ozark, Missouri. It starts at the Ozark Community Center.

It is a nice trail along the Finley river.
My rating is for the Ozark trail.

hiking
Wednesday, August 18, 2010