Ozark Trail: Middlefork Section

MODERATE 3 reviews

Ozark Trail: Middlefork Section is a 30.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Belleview, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
30.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3999 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Plentiful water with rock-bottomed creeks, small waterfalls, and a mix of hardwoods and pines. Fast becoming a favorite destination! Contoured trail that winds up and down the ridges and hollows of the headwaters of the Black Fork of the Middle River. Pines, oaks, hickory, sassafras, dogwood, and paw-paws surrounding spring-fed rock-bottomed brooks, a small waterfall, and a wetland that is home to the endangered Hines Emerald Dragonfly, along with spring wildflowers and the occasional deer, turkey, and hawk. Plus much more. While this section of trail has no commanding vistas, it's a great trip with plenty of small wonders, as you wind through the remote forests of the Eastern Ozarks.

7 months ago

Rode this in and out trail recently. It is a gem! Hardly any traffic... we saw one trail runner. Bring a lot of snacks and water. I can only assume once the mosquitos are out you'd need to protect against them and ticks so come prepared! Great climbs... super fun descents. Be smart, come prepared and the cell coverage is almost non existent.

hiking
Thursday, October 22, 2015

I've hiked and Mountain Biked this trail. It's best in the fall as there are a couple of areas that can get over grown. Easy flowing with plenty of water.

Sunday, May 10, 2015