It was a cold start for the Mega. Frost flowers galore!

End of an awesome build day

Can't tell if the pups are cold or they have their superhero costumes on

Start of new day

Some volunteers tire out quicker

Kathie Brennan and Jeff Goetter recognized by the National Forest Service for their volunteering.

This is how hard our OTA volunteers work... blisters of love! Photo: Scott Hayden

OTA adopters go above and beyond!

Headquarters maintenance vs trail maintenance

Bridges over the Current River leading to the new trail! Photo: Mark Nettles

Santa's elves made a detour for some trail fun

Wild Horses of Shannon County

Mark Nettles Award Winning photo from the top of Mina Sauk Falls

Jim Davis Award Winner

GORC ramping up the trail for a little more fun!

It takes a lot of hard hats to protect 175 Mega trail builders

"Is this heaven?" "It's Missouri."

Trail's-eye view of an OTA crew

ONSR Hosts Trail Events
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Hosts National Public Lands Day Event and Trail Building Events at Round Spring EMINENCE, MO: On Saturday, September ...

OTA at Camp Swampy Jamboree
The OTA had an opportunity to share information about the Ozark Trail with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the Camp Swampy Jamboree on Saturday, Septembe ...

Pacific River Walk Trail - "Blues & Brews"
Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Pacific Music Festival at Liberty Field! This year they will be spotlighting Blues Music as well as local microb ...

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec 12 2017 - 7:00pm
CANCELLED - Monthly Business Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tas...
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Saturday, Dec 16 2017 - 8:00am
Be Blair Aware
Come join us as we become Blair Aware and perform some maintenance on our beloved Blair Creek section. On this outing, we will be traveling ...
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Saturday, Dec 30 2017 - 8:30am
Ring in the New Year at Round Spring
Hear that?  That sound of metal tools on rock?  It’s a sweet way to ring in the New Year. And it is the sound of new trail b...
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Saturday, Jan 06 2018 - 8:30am
OTA Year End House Clean-Up 2 days
It's time to clean off the dirt and grime from the equipment as well as to do some cleaning and tasks within the OTA house in Potosi.  ...
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Tuesday, Jan 09 2018 - 7:00pm
Monthly Business Meeting - Alpine Shop, Kirkwood MO
A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tas...
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Recent Events

2017 Fall Mega 2

WIUIW Fall 2017

2017 Fall Mega 1

2017 OT 100/50 MTB

Taum-A-Hawk 2017

National Trails Day 2017

2017 Challenge Hike

WIUIW Spring 2017

AlPint Night 2017

Meet Me Outdoors in St Louis

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To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail.