23.2 miles
Distance
2,617 ft
Climb
-2,796 ft
Descent
02:57:12
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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Ozark Trail
    Potosi, Missouri
  • Ref Number
    #056168
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24624 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2005
  • Land Manager

This trail crosses many brooks and streams in the upper basin of the Middle Fork of the Black River: Neals Creek, Strother Creek, Henderson Creek, Little Creek, Brooks Creek, as well as the headwaters of the Middle Fork. The trail passes near fens, seeps, and small springs-- you won't run out of water here In between the many water crossings the trail travels over and around the many fingered ridges found in this area of the Ozarks. You'll pass through oak and hickory hardwoods, short-leaf pine stands, and small savannahs. The northern trailhead is at Highway DD. A 200' gravel path connects to the main trail. The Middle Fork section continues 1.5 miles north before connecting with the Trace Creek section. If you're just planning a trip on the Middle Fork, you'll go south from the DD trailhead to the Highway J trailhead, a distance of about 23 miles

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More Stats for Ozark Trail - Middle Fork multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -178 ft
  • Altitude min
    999 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,383 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,189 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,010 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    30.3%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    02:57:12
  • Avg reverse time
    05:09:00
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