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Highway 21 Trailhead to Eleven Point Western Trailhead
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0 Start at Eleven Point Western Trailhead. (directions)
Western trailhead of the Eleven Point section on Forest Service road 4155.
Eleven Point Western Trailhead to McCormack Lake Connector - 16.5 miles
0.1 Blue Ridge trail terminus to the northwest. Follow OT markers. 
2.8 Forest Service road 3173. Gravel 
6.9 Forest Service road 4152. Gravel 
7.3 Forest Service road 3238A. Gravel 
9.4 Bockman Spring. The spring emerges from the bluff that where a springhouse was constructed. Popular area for camping, too. 
9.5 Watch for signs and consult a map if needed. 
9.9 This section of trail has an alarming amount of road travel. Be careful to stay on the trail. Consult your map and watch for signs. 
10.1 Western terminus of a trip along a gravel road.  If traveling to the east, make a right and head downhill on the road.
10.7 Eastern terminus of road trip.  If traveling to the east, watch for signs that lead into the woods.
11.9 Forest Service road 4153. Gravel 
12.8 Becky Hollow. May have water 
13 A nice spot to take a break. First view of Eleven Point River when traveling west-to-east.
15.9 Boom Hole. Excellent gravel bar on the Eleven Point with great bluffs on the opposite bank. Access via loop road. 
15.9 West end of road trip. Watch for signs to stay on the Ozark Trail.  Going east, make a right on road.
16.4 East end of road trip. Watch for signs to stay on the Ozark Trail.  Trail to the east gets off the road.
16.5 One mile spur to the north from the Ozark Trail to McCormack Lake trailhead. 
16.5 Continue on past the McCormack Lake Spur trail
McCormack Lake Connector to Greer West Connector - 1.9 miles
17 Great view of the Eleven Point from the top of a bluff. Watch eagles soar through the valley in the winter. One of the best spots on the southern section of the Ozark Trail. 
18 Nice view of the Eleven Point valley. 
18.4 Western terminus of the unofficial bottomland trail. The Ozark Trail is up the hill. The bottom route is popular, but subject to flooding and seasonally overgrown. 
18.4 Continue North past the river route towards Greer Recreation Area
Greer West Connector to Greer East Connector - 1 miles
19.3 Highway 19 crossing. Paved. Watch for vehicles. There is a 200' trip along the roadside. Watch for signs. 
19.4 Continue North past Greer Recreation Area
Greer East Connector to Eleven Point Loop West Connector - 1 miles
19.8 Ross Cemetery Road. Gravel 
20.3 Western terminus of Greer Rec. Loop trail.  The official Ozark Trail route is the high route. The low route may be seasonally overgrown.
20.3 Continue north past Eleven Point River Route on the Eleven Point Upper Route.
Eleven Point Loop West Connector to Eleven Point Loop East Connector - 6.7 miles
25.4 Forest Service road 4030. closed. CHECK # 
26.2 Scenic valley view 
27.1 Eastern terminus of Greer Rec. Loop trail.  
27.1 Continue north past Eleven Point River Route.
Eleven Point Loop East Connector to 3152 Trailhead - 1.6 miles
27.2 Hurricane Creek. Reliable. Could be a wet crossing. Subject to flooding. 
3152 Trailhead to Sinking Creek Tower Connector - 7.1 miles
28.6 Forest Service road 3152. Gravel 
30.7 Forest Service road 4320. Gravel 
34.6 Robert's Spring. Pool at base of hill, runs only during wet weather. There is typically water just north of here in Gold Mind hollow (nice area with riffles) 
34.7 Gold Mine Hollow Spring: Possible water source along the trail, just a short distance north of Robert's Spring. It can be identified by it's rectangular outline, created by a rock and mortar perimeter.  
35.7 Spur trail to Sinking Creek Lookout Tower trailhead. The old tower house is now available for rental through the Forest Service. Southeast of trail 100 yards or so. 
35.7 Continue north past Sinking Tower Lookout Trailhead.
Sinking Creek Tower Connector to Highway 60 Trailhead - 21.8 miles
36.4 Cotham Pond 
36.8 Highway J. Paved. Watch for vehicles. 
41.4 Forest Service road 4822. Gravel 
42.4 Milligan Spring. Right on the side of the trail; generally reliable. 
43.1 Stump Spring just 100 west of the trail right along the gravel road. It has a pile of rocks around it . Considered generally reliable. 
44.6 County Road 167. Gravel 
46.2 Bristol Cemetery road. Gravel 
48.2 Forest Service road 3253. Unsure if this road still exists- need field check 
49.2 Forest Service road 3253A. Gravel 
49.7 Devils Run. Normally has water, but you might have to search for pools in extended droughts. 
49.9 Devils Run area. Nice spot to take a break. Water nearby in pool, large rocks. A portion of the trail is on an old tram line. 
50.4 Forest Service road 3254L. Gravel 
51.1 Highway C. Paved. Watch for vehicles 
52.4 Forest Service Road 4020. Dirt/gravel 
54.3 Forest Service Road 3255. Dirt/gravel 
55 Abandoned vehicle. An eyesore or a cultural artifact? 
56.1 Skyline Road. Gravel 
Highway 60 Trailhead to Peck Ranch Connector - 16 miles
57.3 Spur trail connector to trailhead 
57.4 Viaduct under Highway 60. The access is rocky, so please watch your step. 
59.1 Flood plain. Subject to washout, so watch for signs. 
59.2 Pike Creek. The worst crossing on the entire Ozark Trail. Needs a bridge. Subject to flooding. Wet crossing. 
59.2 Old railroad bed 
61.9 Forest Service road 4074. Gravel 
63 Pike Creek Road. Gravel 
63.4 Mint Spring. Almost always has water. 
65.3 Gravel road crossing near 'hunter camp' and just off Pike Creek road. 
65.3 Hunter camp that is often used as an access point for Adopt-A-Trail work 
65.8 Burned area. Due to lack of vegetation, this area can be periodically overgrown. Watch for signs. 
67.7 Peck Ranch service road. Gravel 
67.7 South wildlife fence.  Camping from this point to the north wildlife fence is NOT allowed except by permit. The open areas in next mile can get overgrown. There is a service road just to the south that can be used as an alternate.
68.6 Heading back into woods.
68.9 Peck Ranch service road crossing. gravel 
69.8 Pritchard Hollow pond 
70.2 Peck Ranch service road. Gravel 
70.4 Peck Ranch service road. Gravel 
72.6 Peck Ranch service road. Gravel 
73.5 North gravel road access to Peck Ranch Trailhead. 
73.5 Continue on the Ozark Trail to the NORTH.
Peck Ranch Connector to Rocky Falls Connector - 4.4 miles
73.5 Rogers Creek. Fairly reliable but has been known to run dry during periods of extended drought 
73.5 North gravel road access.   If traveling north, look for signs and make a left.
73.6 North wildlife fence.  
75.5 Stegall Mountain glades. A favorite spot. 
75.6 Gravel road used by MDC staff during prescribed burns and other management activity. Going west for about a mile will take you near the lookout tower. 
77.9 Spur trail to Rocky Falls. Positively worth the side-trip. Swimming hole at bottom of falls. A great place to scramble among the rocks and water. 1/2 mile west of trail. The spur is not maintained by the OTA and may be brushy in the summer months. 
77.9 Continue past the Rocky Falls Spur to the north.
Rocky Falls Connector to Klepzig Mill Parking - 2.5 miles
78 Rocky Creek crossing. Typically 6-12 inches deep. 
78.7 South entrance to field. Watch for signs and a feint foot path as the trail travels along the southwest border of a field. 
78.8 North field entrance. A portion of the trail goes through the southwest border of a field. Watch for signs. 
78.9 Trail access south of creek. There is a short road-walk along Highway NN across Rocky Creek. Watch for vehicles. Road subject to flash floods. Paved road. 
79 North NN access. Paved road 
79.5 Buzzard Mountain Shut-Ins. A lovely area to explore. 
Klepzig Mill Parking to Blue Spring Parking - 4.6 miles
80.4 Klepzig Mill, old raceway, partial dam and shut-ins. Once of the nicest spots along the trail. 
80.5 Rocky Creek. Normally 1-2 feet deep, but subject to flash flooding. Do not attempt to cross during high water. 
81.3 Logging road crossing. Dirt 
81.3 MDC used a dozer to work a fire line on the trail. This trail may have to be rerouted. Please send your condition reports to MDC and the OTA. 
82.3 3rd Indian Creek crossing 
82.7 2nd Indian Creek crossing 
83 Burn area 
83.2 Indian Creek crossing. This area needs to be rerouted. Part of the route is on roads, the creek crossing gets constantly flooded and signs get washed away. Hikers often miss the signs and hike long distances on the road. CONSULT YOUR MAP. WATCH FOR SIGNS. 
83.4 Bluff overlook 
Blue Spring Parking to Current River North Parking - 1.3 miles
85 The trail follows a gravel road between the woods to the west and a sharp turn before the gravel bar to the east.  
85.1 Turn 
85.1 A big gravel bar on the Current River is just off-trail. Great spot to camp or swim or just watch the river flow by. 
86.3 The trail veers off the road near the maintenance building. Watch for signs. FLOODING HAZARD AFTER HEAVY RAINS 
86.3 This is an alternate trailhead that avoids the Highway 106 road walk. 
Current River North Parking to Powder Mill Connector - 1.1 miles
86.5 Look for signs at a sharp bend in the road.
87.2 Western terminus of Highway 106 road walk.  Walk along the shoulder of the road across the bridge.
87.5 Eastern terminus of Highway 106 road walk.  The Blair Creek section is to the north.
87.5 Highway 106. Paved. Watch for vehicles.  
87.5 Spur trail to Powder Mill trailhead. About 1/4 mile from Highway 106, there is a parking lot, research center, and ranger station.  
87.5 Cross the Highway 106 bridge and pick up the trail to the north.
Powder Mill Connector to Laxton Hollow Trail Connector - 15 miles
87.9 Bluffs at Owls Bend. A great spot. 
88.4 One of two bluff overlook areas 
89.5 Keep an eye out for signs as the trail veers off an ATV road to the left. An easy area to lose the trail.
92.3 Logging road. Not a bad spot for cell phone reception if needed. 
92.8 Little Blair Creek 
92.9 County Road 106-B. Gravel 
93.8 County Road--- 242? Not sure of designation 
94.4 A cave that was once used as a dance hall, among other things. Gated off due to ATV vandalism. 
94.7 Southern terminus of one mile road walk 
94.7 The main County road makes a sharp bend here.  
94.7 Cemetery 
95.4 The water here is normally 1-2 feet deep and is subject to flooding. 
95.8 Northern terminus of one-mile road walk. 
97.2 Unnamed road. Gravel 
98.2 Watch for signs and consult your map. You'll veer on to a double-track road to your left.
98.6 Watch for OT markers as the trail continues on a double-track road ahead.
98.6 Harper Spring. You'll see the foundation of the old springhouse in the midst of a pond (the result of beaver dams). A popular place to stop and explore. 
98.9 Keep an eye out for signs. If you're traveling south-to-north, the trail veers off the double-track road and through a brushy field before heading up the hillside.
99.6 This is a great little spot to take a break. The area features short bluffs, an overhang, a cave-like opening and a view of the creek. The bottomland gets flooded quite a bit, so it can be tricky to navigate at times. 
100.2 The trail travels through an old field which can quickly overgrow (plus there is ATV activity in the valley). It can be easy to lose the trail, so keep a sharp eye for signs. The trail connect at the base of the hill by an old cellar. 
100.2 Water crossing, can be 12-18 inches deep. 
100.2 Two roads intersect here.  If traveling south-to-north, make a left to travel uphill on the road to Cedar Point.
101.1 Road turn-off.  If traveling to the north, watch for signs so you don't pass up the turn-off!
102.4 Laxton Hollow trail intersection. This trail goes to the Himont Trailhead. 
Laxton Hollow Trail Connector to 235 Trailhead Connector - 5.2 miles
103.8 County Road 238. Gravel 
104.1 Short waterfall. A nice area to explore or take a break. 
104.8 County Road 235-B. Gravel 
105.9 Water available at various sources in this area. 
106.6 Blair Creek Raised Fen. This is a rare 'raised' fen with seeps that rise above the valley floor. More information on this area is available through the U.S. Forest Service. 
107.6 Continue on past the 235 TH spur.
235 Trailhead Connector to Highway P Trailhead - 6.4 miles
107.7 Southern end of tram-line trail.  This portion of the Blair Creek trail is located on the bed of an old railroad tram built in the 1800s to transport pine logs from the Brushy Creek area.
107.7 County Road 235. Gravel 
110.8 Highway P crossing. Paved. Watch for vehicles. 
111.9 North end of tram-line trail.  
Highway P Trailhead to Sutton Bluff Trailhead Turn-Off - 17.5 miles
114 North terminus of the Blair Creek section. 
114.2 Highway 72 crossing. Watch for approaching vehicles. 
114.5 Timber haul roads and illegal ORV activity weave their way along this ridge. Keep an eye out for signs to avoid a mistaken trip down the wrong path! 
115.1 Right off ridge. This can be an easy turn to miss, so watch for signs.
115.2 A fairly-reliable water source as a little streamlet passes over moss-covered rocks. 
116 FS-2312 
116.8 A mile-long trip through Vest Hollow with a variety of trees, plants and geography. 
118.2 Highway TT crossing. Watch for approaching vehicles. 
119.9 Reliable water in Grasshopper Hollow - you may find it where the trail crosses the bottoms, or you may have to walk down the gravel road to the fen area. 
120 Grasshopper Hollow access. A quarter-mile northeast on the gravel road takes you to the entrance to North America's largest non-glacial fen complex. A special place! 
120.5 This bottomland crossing is subject to washouts. Keep an eye out for trail markers. 
120.8 Power line crossing. Seasonally overgrown. Watch for signs and rock cairns. Consult a map. Make a right as the trail emerges from the wood. After 100' or so veer left under the power lines (look for a rock cairn). On the opposite side of the power lines look for signs as the trail goes into the woods. (KA13)
121.9 CR-862 
125.4 Intermittent stream with seasonal water 
125.5 The creek here is subject to washouts and the trail can be confusing to find at times. Keep an eye out for markers as you navigate through this bottomland to find the trail on the other side. 
126.8 A nice valley-view in late Autumn or early spring. 
128.1 Bee Fork crossing. Subject to flooding. Typically 1-2 feet deep. Head to the right towards the small grouping of trees on the gravel bar. Trail continues on the opposite side of the creek.
128.2 Unnamed gravel road 
128.3 Gravel road crossing
129.9 The trail passes through a stand of pines with nice seasonal views of the Bee Fork valley. 
131 A great view from the steep bluffs overlooking the Black River. 
131.5 Continue pass the trailhead connector down to the gravel road by the beach area.
Sutton Bluff Trailhead Turn-Off to Sutton Bluff Beach Parking - 0.2 miles
131.6 Swimming hole at base of bluff. Just off trail with gravel beach. Excellent spot to swim or take a break. About 200' east of trail. 
131.7 Make a right onto the gravel road. You'll take the gravel road pass the campground and up the hill before getting back into the woods.
Sutton Bluff Beach Parking to Brushy Creek Lodge Turn-Off - 8.2 miles
131.7 West Fork of the Black River. Crossing is on low-water bridge. Subject to flooding. South terminus of road route past Sutton Bluff campground. Watch for vehicles on road. Consult a map and look for signs to navigate this 1/2 mile road trip. Sharp turn is on north side of low-water bridge. 
131.8 Sutton Bluff campground. Seasonal. Toilets, showers, and running water in season. Pavilion. 
132 Scenic route along the top of Sutton Bluff. Watch your step! 
132.2 North terminus of road route past Sutton Bluff campground. Watch for vehicles on road. Consult a map and look for signs to navigate this 1/2 mile road trip. Right onto trail, leaving road. The trail entrance is just past a gravel road that enters on the right, up from the scenic overlook. (KA7)
132.6 CR-806 
133.5 Forest Service Road 2236. Gravel 
133.6 CR-849 
135.1 Karkaghne Scenic Drive crossing 
137.1 Country Road 2172. Gravel 
139.1 Gunnis Branch. Reliable water. Spring up stream. Nice area for a break. 
139.1 County Road 830. Gravel 
139.8 Forest Service road 2329. Gravel. Road to the east can be used to reach Brushy Creek Lodge 
139.8 Follow the green OT signs.
Brushy Creek Lodge Turn-Off to North Karkaghne TH - 2.3 miles
140 Unnamed gravel road crossing 
142.2 After you come down the hill through an old field, follow a faint road north towards Brushy Creek.
North Karkaghne TH to Highway J Trailhead - 0.2 miles
142.4 Brushy Creek. Normally 6 inches to 2 feet deep, subject to flash flooding. The trail runs through a gravel bar here and signs can be washed out in floods, so consult the map and look for additional signs. 
142.4 Cross Brushy Creek, take the gravel bar to the left to connect with the gravel road heading north towards Highway J.
Highway J Trailhead to Highway J - 0.2 miles
142.4 Highway J trailhead. Parking available in cleared area at bend in road. 
142.6 Look for the trail on the other side of Highway J on your right.
Highway J to Barton Fen Foot Only By-Pass - 9.8 miles
143.2 When the leaves are off you have a nice view of the Brushy Creek valley. 
144 County Road 835, also known as the Mack Ridge road. Gravel 
144.6 CR-836 crossing 
146.1 Strother Creek crossing. Can be a 'wet' crossing. Hikers may elect to walk across a downed sycamore. NOTE: this is an easement through Doe Run property and downstream of a lead tailings pond. You may want to avoid drinking the water here. 
147.1 Forest Service road 2369. Gravel 
147.6 The trail passes above a rock-bottom creek with lovely riffles that empty into shallow pools. 
148.2 Little Creek. Just upstream is a great stopping point next to a short bluff and near a beaver dam. 
149.2 Buick Mine Road 
150.2 Creek crossing. Just upstream is a 3' waterfall with a nearby spring. 
150.6 Upper end of Gunstock Hollow with its rock-bottom creek and pines. This area has a mysterious feel to it. 
151.4 FS-2702 crossing. This area was part of a timber salvage and is fairly open. 
151.8 Switchbacks through a pleasant pine/hardwood forest 
152.3 Make a left at the sign onto the foot-only portion of the trail above Barton Fen. If you come to Neals Creek before you see the turn-off, you've gone too far.
Barton Fen Foot Only By-Pass to Barton Fen Road Crossing - 0.2 miles
152.5 Crib wall along Neals Creek-- an AHS Volunteer Vacation project. 
152.5 County Road 78. Gravel 
152.5 Go straight across the gravel road.
Barton Fen Road Crossing to CR-79 Crossing - 1 miles
153.2 Good view of large beaver dam. Past the dam is a large marshy area known as Barton Fen, home to the endangered Hines Emerald dragonfly. 
153.4 Neals Creek. Subject to flash flooding. Normally 6-18 inches deep. Do not attempt to cross during high water-- take the gravel road bypass to the low-water bridge at CR-78 to get back on the trail. 
153.4 Left on field road after crossing stream.
153.5 Stay to the right.
153.5 Cross the gravel road (CR-79).
CR-79 Crossing to South DD Trailhead Connector - 11.4 miles
155 FS-2367 crossing. 
155.8 Just off this sharp turn you'll find a spring flowing from a small opening in moss-covered rocks. 
155.8 Henderson Creek. The wooden bridge over the creek was built as part of an Eagle Scout project.. 
156.3 The creek drops over a 2' fall into a lovely pool of water. The rock-bottom riffles flow pass a stand of whispering pines. 
157 Highway 49 crossing. Short sight distance, so listen and watch for approaching vehicles. 
157.8 Brooks Creek 
157.8 CR-73 crossing. 
158.9 Wolfpen Hollow waterfall. About 12'. Quaint, peaceful and a great stop. 
160.2 Logging road. Dirt 
161.5 For a mile in either direction you'll wind through mixed pines and hardwoods as the trail makes its way through a narrow public land corridor. 
162.4 CR-72 crossing. 
162.4 Headwaters of the Middle Fork. Reliable water. 
163.2 Cedars have claimed this old pioneer field. The headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Black River start their flow here. 
163.4 Headwaters of the Middle Fork. This valley usually has water. 
164.8 Highway 32 crossing. Paved. Big trucks and on a turn, so look both ways and listen before crossing. 
South DD Trailhead Connector to Middle Fork / Trace Creek Intersection - 1.2 miles
165.9 Big River crossing. Not so big, here! In the wetter seasons you'll spot a small spring seeping out of the banks. The plank bridge was washed down stream during the May 2009 derecho. 
166.1 The Middle Fork ends at the Trace Creek section. Make a right, heading south.
Middle Fork / Trace Creek Intersection to Highway A Trailhead Connector - 9.2 miles
168.6 Highway 32 crossing. Watch for approaching vehicles. 
169.4 Panther Branch. Often has water 
170.1 Trail goes on/off gravel road. Watch for signs and consult your map Left at gravel road. Take road for about 200 yards. (TC7)
170.2 Right onto trail. Watch for signs. (TC8)
171.1 You may notice hundreds of uprooted trees along this section of trail, the result of wind and ice storms in 2006 and the derecho in May 2009. 
171.2 Left at gravel road. (TC9)
171.6 Trail goes on/off gravel road. Watch for signs and consult your map Right onto trail. Keep an eye out for signs. (TC10)
172.1 The old topographic maps show two caves in this area. The maps are wrong, so don't waste your time hunting for caves here. 
173 Gravel road in Peter Cave Hollow. The trail zags a bit as it crosses the road. 
173 Peter Cave Hollow creek. Very reliable water. 
173.7 Trail goes on/off gravel road. Watch for signs and consult your map Left onto gravel road. (TC12)
174.6 Trail goes on/off gravel road. Watch for signs and consult your map. Left from gravel road onto trail. (TC13)
175.1 This crossing can be treacherous after a heavy rain. While water levels are only a few inches deep in the summer, you may have a shallow wade in other seasons. 
175.2 Located 200 feet south of main trail is Highway A TH and parking lot. 
175.3 Cross Highway A at the entrance sign to the Bell Mountain Wilderness.
Highway A Trailhead Connector to Bell Mountain Trail Turn-Off - 2.1 miles
175.9 This low glade is found at a switchback on the trail. If you have some time you can explore to the south for excellent views of Ottery Creek valley. 
175.9 Nice valley view, especially a bit off-trail to the south 
176.7 There is a small trickle of water here for most of the year that feeds a diverse growth of flowers and grasses. A good resting spot with scenic views of the valley. 
176.8 Occasional water. Dry much of the year. 
177.4 Bell Mountain turn-off sign. Do not take-- continue straight on Taum Sauk trail.
Bell Mountain Trail Turn-Off to Goggins Mountain Connector (west) - 7 miles
178.8 Beautiful view west from the glades along the southern tip of Bell Mountain. A nice spot for sunsets or to watch the morning mist rise from Ottery Creek and the Middle Fork headwaters. 
180.8 Dramatic view south across Padfield Branch valley to Goggins Mountain. A great spot for a break in this large glade complex. 
181.3 Padfield Branch crossing area. On the southeast side of the creek you'll find the remants of an old house and shed. If you wander past the shed you'll come to a nice spring. A lot of people camp in this area, so practive Leave No Trace. 
181.8 Turnoff from road. If traveling to the northeast along the double-track road, watch for signs! Easy to miss. Watch for markers as the trail takes a right turn off the old jeep road and up Goggins. (TS7)
182.3 2006 tornado damage. This area has been cleared but will prone to weediness for a few years until the canopy can regrow. 
183.5 The trail drops down through a steep boulder-strewn area that produces mini-waterfalls after a good rain. You can sometimes find pools of water for filtration, but it's not a reliable spot. 
184.3 Pass Goggins Mtn Trail turn-off. Continue straight on Taum Sauk trail.
Goggins Mountain Connector (west) to Highway N Crossing - 4.2 miles
184.4 One of many fine glades on Goggins. 
185.3 Nice glade with a west-facing view. 
185.7 Open glades with a southwest view. On a clear day you can see Stegall Mountain in the distance, which is on the Current River section. 
186 Another glade but this one has a great view to the southwest. Can you see Stegall Mountain from here? 
186.1 Illegal ATV activity abounds in this area. One of several ATV roads you'll cross on south Goggins 
186.8 Walker Branch. Rarely has water, but some people have had luck further to the southeast by the power line crossing of Walker Branch 
187 Power line crossing. Can be brushy in summer. Trail continues on opposite side of clearing. 
188.5 Highway N crossing. Watch for traffic.
Highway N Crossing to Black River Crossing - 2.3 miles
190.6 Trail to the east and southwest is the OT. Check your map if needed. If coming from Highway A, go right. Trail heading north goes to Johnson's Shutins.
190.8 As you approach the Black River follow the OT signs to the right. Watch your step-- it's rocky here. Subject to flooding. If the water is too fast or too deep, head north into Johnson's Shutins and pick up the trail again at the Scour or Highway N TH.
Black River Crossing to Scour Connector (north side) - 2.3 miles
191 Delightful bluff overlooking the Black River just north of the switchback.  
192.2 The trail weaves its way through numerous rock outcroppings 
193 Southwest side of scour crossing. The trail runs perpendicular to the scour. Look for signs and rock cairns to navigate. Watch your step through this rocky area. 
193 Good water source running through scour valley 
193.1 Limestone rock overlooking the scour valley with a view of the reservoir. The trail through this rocky area may require a little scrambling, so watch your step. 
193.1 Cross the scour and make a right, heading up the hill towards Proffit Mtn.
Scour Connector (north side) to Proffit Mountain Power Lines - 4.9 miles
198 Powerline area. Subject to seasonal growth. Continue across to trail on the other side.
Proffit Mountain Power Lines to Devils Tollgate - 4.7 miles
201.7 Taum Sauk Creek. Fairly reliable except perhaps in drought conditions.  
Devils Tollgate to Mina Sauk Falls - 1 miles
202.6 Devils Tollgate rock formation 
203.5 Mina Sauk Falls. Spectacular, especially after heavy rains. Intersection with Mina Sauk lower loop to the southwest. Consult a map to insure you're on the correct trail. 
203.6 At the top of Mina Sauk falls make a left to take the western loop to the top of Taum Sauk.
Mina Sauk Falls to Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead Connector - 1.2 miles
204.1 Several glades in this area with great views of Taum Sauk Creek valley 
204.8 Taum Sauk Mountain trailhead is located 1/4 mile northeast of main trail. Stay to the right, heading towards Highway 21 on the main Ozark Trail.
Taum Sauk Mountain Trailhead Connector to Mina Sauk Loop Connector (east) - 0.3 miles
205.1 Mina Sauk lower loop trail is on your right. Continue straight towards Highway 21.
Mina Sauk Loop Connector (east) to Russell Mountain Trailhead Connector - 2.5 miles
Russell Mountain Trailhead Connector to Highway 21 Trailhead - 3.3 miles
207.6 Russell Mountain trailhead spur to the north. Consult a map to insure you're on the correct trail 
209.6 Eastern-most glades on Taum Sauk section. 
209.9 Sharp turn, but well-marked. Just keep an eye out for signs.
210.9 End at Highway 21 Trailhead. (directions)
Highway 21 Trailhead. Has Department of Conservation signage as Claybaugh Branch.
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