Volunteers roughing it for food on the trail...

Who's ready for this? Dogwoods in the Huzzah CA

Look for bluebells along stream bottoms beginning in late March

Dogpacking across the Current River

Just you and your shadow on the Ozark Trail

Outbuilding near Padfield Spring, Taum Sauk section

$2.2 million: a Mega check to the USFS for 10 years of OTA volunteer value

Fall hike along Taum Sauk Creek, Taum Sauk section

Happiness is: building trail at the OTA Fall Mega Event

Kicking off the trail building season: Courtois tread repair

Listen to the trailer

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

Wow! Missouri "Best Trails State:" International Trails Symposium. THANK YOU!

Nothing like a blue-sky day on the trail: Current River section

Trail's-eye view of an OTA crew

Box turtles (named for their hinged shell) live in Ozark forests and brushy fields

Trail vehicle: making dirt look good

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OTA wins National Forest Service award
The 2013 Trails Group Volunteer of the Year goes to the OTA! The award was announced by the Mark Twain National Forest, ...

Rural Missouri Editor's Choice Award
Thank You!! Rural Missouri magazine for awarding the OT this honor. Thanks also goes out to the passionate volunteers wh ...

Spring on the Ozark Trail
Hiking the hills and valleys of the Ozarks is just about the best adventure you can have for a day. Twenty-five OTA volu ...

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Alpine Shop Spring Mega at Council Bluff Recreation Area

"Mother May I?" Maintenance Outing somewhere out there!!!

National Trails Day

August 2014 Staff Meeting

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Recent Events

Backcountry Trail Build, 4-5-14

Whoopin' in Up in Winona, 3-22-14

Womens Day and Maintenance Outing, 3-8-14

OTA Trivia Night, Feb. 1, 2014

Backcountry Trail Build, November 2013

John Roth Memorial Cook-off, Nov. 2, 2013

Whooping it up in Winona, Oct. 28, 2013

Mega Event, September 28, 2013

OTA Fall Kick-off, Sept. 7, 2013

Ozark Trail Association 10th Anniversary Celebration, June 1, 2013