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Level: Intermediate
Length: 35 mi (56.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +771/763 ft
Total: 15 riders

Mountain Biking Ozark Trail: North Trace

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#45 of 165 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#4,681 in the world

ahh another section of the Ozark trail. Fast and flowing with a guaranteed back woods experience. To begin your ride starting at DD trail head, take the trail to the left for about 1/2 of a mile to a very well marked 3 way intersection. Go left (North) to ride the North Trace section. From here it is 17 miles of well marked single track to hazel creek campground. The North Trace also gives you access to Council Buffs lake loop. See ozarktrail.com and gorctrails.com for more information.

First added by pdinsurance on Aug 23, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Potosi
Head 14 miles south on Hwy P, Right on Hwy C then make the first left on Hwy DD for 10 miles. Trail head is on left just north of Hwy 32. If you get to Hwy 32, you went about 100 yards too far.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    As part of the OT100MTB event I rode a section of this trail from its junction with the Middle Fork section to where it crosses Martin Rd. The section was quite groomed for the race and was a real pleasure to ride. There were challenging ascents and ripping descents typical of the Ozark Trail. On the way to Martin Rd. I encountered many small stream crossings and the turn off trail to Council Bluff Recreation Area. A small section of one of the climbs consisted of recently worked bench cut that rerouted an earlier section. This trail's proximity to the Council Bluff Lake Trail and campground make it easily accessible for a fun out & back trip.

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  • heckmanlloyd

    I had a small adventure on this trail in September 2011. Nice easy going trail. You could easily cover many miles on this trail.

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