Highway A trailhead

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 37.62620°N / 90.8661°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike - 800 feet of vertical gain
Additional Information Time Required: A long day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-Up 10 mile round-trip
Sign the Climber's Log


Start from the Ozark Trail trailhead along Highway A.

Finding this trailhead is made much easier with the use of DeLorme's Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer. A link is provided to the left.

Route Description

The first portion of the hike where much of the vertical gain is done is on the Ozark Trail and is well marked. Once leaving the Ozark Trail, the trail is not so well marked but is fairly east to follow. A map and compass or GPS would be helpful. See the approximate route on the attached photo.

Essential Gear

Backpacking gear would make this a great overnight trip in the fall for the changing colors and star gazing at night. Avoid peak summer months to avoid heat, humidity and bugs.



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