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, Jan 21 2017 - 10:00am
OTA Board Meeting
The OTA Board meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 am....
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Saturday, Feb 04 2017 - 8:30am
Round Spring V - 2 day build 2/4-5
Same as the first and it won't be the last.  Plans are to meet at the Round Spring Group Camping area just south of the Current R...
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Saturday, Feb 11 2017 - 8:30am
Round Spring VI - 2 day build -2/11-12
It's a FULL MOON weekend so be sure to join us as we howl at the moon while continuing construction on the Round Spring section of the OT.&n...
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Saturday, Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am
Ozark Trail Council Meeting at Echo Bluff SP
Details will be posted closer to event....
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Saturday, Feb 18 2017 - 6:00pm
Trivia Night at Affton Elks Lodge, Affton MO
WhoooooHooooo!!!!!    It's time to gather the troops and sign up for the 5th Annual Ozark Trail Association Trivia Night!&nbs...
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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.