The first annual Taum-a-Hawk Hiking Race!

2017 Challenge Hike Kickoff

This is how hard our OTA volunteers work... blisters of love! Photo: Scott Hayden

Over $6,000 was raised at Trivia Night on February 18th!

OTA adopters go above and beyond!

Headquarters maintenance vs trail maintenance

Bridges over the Current River leading to the new trail! Photo: Mark Nettles

Santa's elves made a detour for some trail fun

Wild Horses of Shannon County

Mark Nettles Award Winning photo from the top of Mina Sauk Falls

Jim Davis Award Winner

GORC ramping up the trail for a little more fun!

Mega chow line.

This is the way to tag the trail OT!

Into the woods for the OTA Fall Mega Event

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

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

Trail's-eye view of an OTA crew

Distance Hiking Podcast
Late last week we were contacted by Dan Feldman about being interviewed for his weekly podcast called Weekly Hiking Tips.  He started his audio p ...

NOTIFICATION of Ozark Trail Closure within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Two weeks after widespread flooding caused unprecedented damage to the ONSR, much of the recreational facilities and infrastructure is still being ass ...

2017 Challenge Hike
This past weekend on May 6th witnessed the successful launch of the first annual Challenge Hike.  Incredible thanks to Steve Liescheidt for the t ...

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30 2017 - 8:00am
Hike race preparation and sawyer
Help assure trail is prepared for 06/10/2017.  Saw, swamp, set signs. Meet 8am Ota house...
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Saturday, Jun 03 2017 - 8:30am
National Trails Day at Current RIver State Park
Join us down at Current River State Park as we continue to build new trail. We'll do some work and then celebrate National Trails Day w...
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Saturday, Jun 10 2017 - 7:00am
Taum-a-Hawk Hiking Race
Ozark Trail Association Taum-A-Hawk Hiking Race 2017 A one-day, 13 mile event from Taum Sauk Mountain to Johnson's Shut-ins The Ozark...
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Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 - 7:30pm
CANCELLED - 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, Jun 24 2017 - 8:00am
Ozark Trail Association Booth at STL Pridefest
OTA will be hosting an information booth at St. Louis Pridefest June 23rd through June 25th at Soldiers Memorial.  We will need several...
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Recent Events

2017 Challenge Hike

WIUIW Spring 2017

AlPint Night 2017

Meet Me Outdoors in St Louis

Tool Repair and Sharpening

Micro Mini Mega Makeup

Spring 2017 MEGA I Prep

Round Spring Feb 26 Build

2017 Trivia Night

Round Spring Feb 12 Build

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