Ozark Trail: Middlefork / John Roth Memorial Section
ElevationAscent: 2,509' 765 m
Descent: -2,691' -820 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 1,006' 307 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“This section connects to the OT: Trace Creek Section in the north with the OT: Karkagne Section in the south.”— Ozark Trail Association
The trail heads by fens, seeps, and small springs -- you won't run out of water here! In between the many water crossings, the trail continues over and around the numerous fingered ridges found in this area of the Ozarks. You'll pass through oak and hickory hardwoods, short-leaf pine stands, and small savannahs.
The northern trailhead is at Highway DD and a 200-foot gravel path connects to the main trail. The Middle Fork section continues 1.5 miles north before connecting with the Ozark Trail: Trace Creek Section. If you're just planning a trip on the Middle Fork, you'll go south from the DD trailhead to the Highway J trailhead, a distance of about 23 miles.
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Land Manager: USFS - Mark Twain National Forest Office