Bell Mountain Wilderness, Southern Trace, and Entire Middle Fork

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Bell Mountain Wilderness, Southern Trace, and Entire Middle Fork is a 38.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Belleview, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
38.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

nature trips

forest

views

waterfall

Start at North Bell Trailhead and continue south to the Bell Mountain summit. Then descend west to Ottery Creek. From there, travel north to Big River crossing at which point you will travel Southwest to Neals Creek. After Neals creek you travel south to Brushy Creek and the Highway J trailhead. The OTA website says this is a 3 to 5 day trip depending on fitness level. The first reliable water source is 8.5 miles into the trip when you reach Ottery Creek. After that, there are plenty of reliable water sources that you shouldn't have to carry too much water.