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Ridge Runner Trail

Location In Mark Twain NF connects Noblett Lake and North Fork trailheads.
State(s) Missouri
Counties Douglas, Howell
Type Backcountry
Length 22.00 Miles / 35.41 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




The Ridge runner Trail extends from Noblett Lake to the North Fork Recreation Area, and travels through the rough,beautiful Missouri Ozarks. The diverse vegetation along the trail includes native wild flowers and remnant prairie species, oak-hickory, shortleaf pine, and bottom land forests. The eight-mile loop trail around Noblett Lake, the twelve-mile loop in Steam Mill Hollow, and the Ozark Trail offer other hiking opportunities.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Noblett Lake Trailhead: From Willow Springs,MO,take route 76 to Rt 181 South. Proceed to Route AP, go south 3 miles to Noblett Rec Area (on right).
North Fork Trailhead: 4 miles north east of Dora,MO,on Hwy CC; Or 16 mi west of West Plains,MO on Hwy CC.


Additional Information

Width: 18 inches.

Primary Surface: Snow or Ice

Secondary Surface: Snow or ice

Average Grade: 12%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1980

Date Last Updated: 09/26/2012


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Mark Twain National Forest
Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District .
103 So Jefferson, PO Box 188
Ava , MO 65608
(417) 683-4428


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