Hiking Ozarks  by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner

Hiking Ozarks Guide Book

by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Ozarks  by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner
The Ozarks are a physiographic and geologic highland region of the central United States. They cover much of the southern half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwestern and north-central Arkansas. This is a vast region, covering over 60,000 square acres and spreading across Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Some argue that the region also includes southern Illinois.

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Trails from the "Hiking Ozarks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 39.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 39.

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area offers one of the only granite shut-ins in Missouri. The pink granite rocks make the area a popular swimming hole during the summer, and the 1.0-mile Cedar Glade Trai ...
Fredericktown, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This easy day hike will take you to one of the most beautiful springs in the United States. The turquoise-hued waters of the aptly named Blue Spring make for a wonderful hike destination for those l ...
Cape Girardeau, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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This 11.6-mile out-and-back section of the Buffalo River Trail passes over three towering bluffs that offer spectacular views of the river and the surrounding Ozark Mountains. While traveling along th ...
Harrison, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
This 10.6-mile out-and-back hike in the Buffalo National River area has a little bit of everything that the Ozarks have to offer. Hikers choosing this route to Hemmed-In Hollow not only get to see the ...
Harrison, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
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Follow this out-and-back trail to the tallest waterfall in the Ozarks. While HemmedIn Hollow Waterfall flows year-round, the 210-foot waterfall is most impressive after a period of consistent rainfall ...
Harrison, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
One of the most popular trails in the area, the Lost Valley Trail offers year-round scenic beauty. An easy day hike in the upper district of the Buffalo National River takes you to Eden Falls. Highlig ...
Harrison, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Clifty Creek Trail offers hikers a trip through one of Missouri’s beautiful natural areas and conservation areas all in the same hike. The journey to the 40-foot-long natural bridge will offer hikers ...
Columbia, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Highlights of this hike include several natural geological features that were left behind in an area once believed to have been a shallow ocean. Devil’s Den Cave, the Devil’s Icebox, a cold spring, an ...
West Fork, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Hike the Yellow Rock Trail in the fall for the best views that it can offer during prime fall foliage season. Don’t be fooled though: This 2.7-mile lollipop hike offers some great views year-round. ...
West Fork, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
This spectacular hike traverses the hills on the east side of Greenleaf Lake and the state park. Hikers have the opportunity to explore the rolling terrain of the park on this 12.8-mile trail, which h ...
Braggs, OK - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
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Take a short hike through a state park that is well known for its numerous hiking trails. The Devil’s Kitchen Trail offers many of the park’s tourist sites all packed into one hike. A large sinkhole, ...
Camdenton, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
A 6.5-mile loop through a mixed-hardwood and pine forest, the north loop of the Whispering Pines Trail offers a longer day trip for hikers looking to take in many of the sites in Hawn State Park. Seve ...
Sainte Genevieve, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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This 4.3-mile lollipop hike is an easy stroll along Hobbs State Park’s multiuse trail. The hike along Bashore Ridge will take hikers to a scenic overlook of Blackburn Creek, a large inlet that connect ...
Rogers, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
This day hike or beginner-level overnight backpacking trail offers some great views of the northern Arkansas Ozarks. Hobbs State Park, like other Arkansas state parks, does an amazing job maintaining ...
Rogers, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
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Herds of elk and buffalo are undoubtedly an uncommon occurrence in St. Louis County, yet a trip to Lone Elk County Park can offer wildlife lovers sightings of both. The White Bison Trail presents wi ...
Valley Park , MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Wilderness Trail in Meramec State Park is a beautiful 8.6-mile hike through a portion of the park’s 6,896 acres. While the park offers several miles of hiking/backpacking trails and numerous backc ...
Sullivan, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
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The Bear Hollow Trail is a 5.6-mile out-and-back hike that travels along the upper rim of Bear Hollow. Considered some of the best scenery in the park, the Bear Hollow Trail offers access to Sunrise R ...
Paris, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
By connecting these four trails in Mount Magazine State Park, hikers have the opportunity to explore a large portion of Mount Magazine while knocking off a state highpoint at the same time. Signal Hil ...
Paris, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Located near Dardanelle, this interesting and easy day hike circles Mount Nebo State Park on a forested path that was once an old wagon road. A perfect choice for a lunch-break day hike, a short wee ...
Dardanelle, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This 2.7-mile hike strolls out to a beautiful overlook of one of America’s clearest lakes. In fact, the lake is one of the top ten best lakes for activities like scuba diving in the United States. The ...
Little Rock, AR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
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