Ridge Runner Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Mark Twain NF connects Noblett Lake and North Fork trailheads.
States: Missouri
Counties: Douglas, Howell
Latitude: 36.90573   Longitude: -92.09287

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.

Description

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.

Additional Details

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

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mark Twain National Forest
Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District .
103 So Jefferson, PO Box 188
Ava , MO 65608
(417) 683-4428
mailroom_r9_mark_twain@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/sites/ridge_runner/

 

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