Join us for the OT Challenge Hike.

Into the woods for the OTA Fall Mega Event

Over 160 hardworking Mega volunteers relax with BBQ, prize raffle and music

Thank you, REI! $15,000 grant presented at Sept 26, 2015 Mega

Thanks Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen for work on the Current River section

Nearly a mile of sweet trail built at the Spring 2015 Mega: Thanks volunteers!

It takes a lot of hard hats to protect 175 Mega trail builders

Dedicated volunteers fording a stream with trail tools

OTA volunteers at Current River State Park: National Trails Day, June 7, 2014

OTA presented with USFS 2013 Trails Group Volunteer national and Region 9 awards

OTA volunteers roughing it on the trail

Dogpacking across the Current River

Just you and your shadow on the Ozark Trail

"Is this heaven?" "It's Missouri."

Wow! Missouri "Best Trails State:" International Trails Symposium. THANK YOU!

Nothing like a blue-sky day on the trail: Current River section

Trail's-eye view of an OTA crew

Box turtles (named for their hinged shell) live in Ozark forests and brushy fields

Your vote will help the Ozark Trail!
The Ozark Trail Association has teamed up with American Hiking Society and Michelob ULTRA to help restore the Ozark Trail. This fall, a portion of eve ...

Capitol Christmas Tree & the OTA
Every year, a majestic tree from America’s public lands is selected to adorn the U.S. Capitol’s lawn in Washington D.C.  This year, t ...

Prescribed Fire Alert - Council Bluff
POSTPONED The Forest Service will be burning on the east side of Council Bluff Lake Monday November 7th, 2016. The OT spur trail will be closed from E ...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 10 2016 - 8:30am
Return to Round Spring to build some trail!
This project has been a vision of the OTA's for several years and we are continuing where we left off several years ago.  This trail wi...
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Tuesday, Dec 13 2016 - 7:00pm
Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tas...
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Saturday, May 06 2017 - 8:00am
OT Challenge Hike
Sign up here to receive more information and registration form for the first annual fund raiser hike to benefit the Ozark Trail Association....
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Recent Events

Mega Event, Sept. 26, 2015

Mega Event, Apr. 11, 2015

Powder Mill, Feb. 13-14, 2015

OT100 Mountain Bike Race

April 26, 2014 Mega Event

Backcountry Trail Build, 4-5-14

Whoopin' in Up in Winona, 3-22-14

Womens Day and Maintenance Outing, 3-8-14

OTA Trivia Night, Feb. 1, 2014

Backcountry Trail Build, November 2013

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To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail.