Blue Ridge Trail to The Ozark Trail

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Blue Ridge Trail to The Ozark Trail is a 14.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Winona, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1161 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Blue Ridge Trail in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks weaves through the hills and hollows of the Eleven Point Ranger District. Climbing from low hollow bottoms to rocky ridge tops, the trail meanders through a forest of oak and pine. Deer, raccoon, and squirrels are common and can be seen or heard along the trail. An occasional glimpse of the wild turkey or the colorful Pileated Woodpecker is possible. Natural water along the trail is very limited and may be seasonal. The main trailhead access is located on Forest Road 3241 (called Flat Pond Road) off of Forest Road 3174 (called High Tower Road) and State Highway 19. Forest Road 3174 at Highway 19 is located approximately 12 miles south of Winona, Missouri or 15 miles north of Alton, Missouri on Highway 19. The easiest way to locate the trailhead is to follow the horse trail signs on the Flat Pond and High Tower Roads. If a round trip is desired, horses are permitted on a portion of the Ozark Trail. The Ozark Trail adds 9.1 miles and connects with the Blue Ridge Horse Trail at the Patty Trailhead. You must retrace 3.5 miles to return to the main trailhead parking lot. Horses may also use any other part of the Eleven Point River section of the Ozark Trail.