Between The Rivers Section
Introduction

From the Current River to the Eleven Point River-- this section bridges the gap, but touches neither. Water planning is important on this section.

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Overview

From Highway 60, the trail leads generally south for the first 13 miles winding through numerous small tributaries that feed the Current River, including Wildhorse Hollow, Chilton Creek, Devil\'s Run, and Big Barren Creek. From Big Barren Creek, the trail heads west along the north prong of Cedar Bluff Creek. The trail climbs gently out of Cedar Bluff Creek drainage and crosses a major ridge that divides the Current River watershed and the Eleven Point River watershed. The last eight and one-half mile of trail proceed generally southwest following Gold Mine Hollow, the ridge above Kelly Hollow, and Fox Hollow before ending on Forest Service Road 3152 above Hurricane Creek. A connector trail joins the OT to Big Spring State Park.

Current Trail Conditions

As of 05/10/2017, the condition is:
Open. Seasonal Growth.

This section is in pretty good shape. Controlled burns have made some places hard to follow, so make sure you have a good map or GPS.

There is normally occurring deadfall on this section and seasonal growth. Adopt-A-Trail activity is high in select areas, but some of the bottomlands can quickly become overgrown. The Current River and Eleven Point sections may be better destinations if you enjoy summer trips on the Ozark Trail.

Trail Statistics


Hiking

Biking

Equestrian
Distance:29 miles
Difficulty:Moderate
Camping:

Primitive camping is allowed in the Mark Twain forest (100\' from trail)

Total Ascent:3100\' W-to-E; 2800\' E-to-W (refers to total gain of all climbs on trail)
Topo Quads:Van Buren South, Handy, WIlderness, Birch Tree
Restrictions:

none

Trailheads and Directions
Highway 60 Trailhead
From Van Buren, MO...
Head west on US-60.
The trailhead is 4.2 mi on the left, but you can't access it going west.
Continue another 1 mi to Hwy C and make a U-turn back toward the trailhead.
Go back 1 mi and the Trailhead and parking area is on the right.

From Winona, MO...
From the intersection of US-60 and MO-19, Head east on US-60 for 16.5 mi.
Look for the Trailhead sign. Trailhead and parking area is on the right.

Sinking Creek Tower Trailhead
From Van Buren, MO...
Head west on US-60 for 9.8 mi. Turn left on Hwy J and continue south for 9 mi.
Turn right on FR-3152 and follow for 0.9 mi.
Trailhead and tower parking area is on the right.

From Winona, MO...
From the intersection of US-60 and MO-19, Head east on US-60 for 10.9 mi.
Turn right on Hwy J and continue south for 9 mi.
Turn right on FR-3152 and follow for 0.9 mi.
Trailhead and tower parking area is on the right.

3152 Trailhead
From Winona, MO...
Head south on MO-19 for 14.9 mi.
Turn left on FR-3152 and continue for 5.6 mi. to trailhead.

Alternate Route...
From the intersection of US-60 and Hwy J, head south for 9 mi.
Turn right on FR-3152 and follow for 5.9 mi. to trailhead.

Maps
Between the Rivers 1
Miles 0 to 8

Between the Rivers 2
Miles 8 to 19

Between the Rivers 3
Miles 19 to 29

Photos
Cotham Pond - Between the Rivers

Goldmine Hollow - Between the Rivers

Trailhead Sign - Between the Rivers

Robert's Spring - Between the Rivers

Robert's Spring - Between the Rivers

Sinking Creek Tower - Between the Rivers

Contacts
US Forest Service
Mark Twain National Forest
Eleven Point District

Eleven Point District Office
Hwy 19
Winona, MO 65588
(573) 325-4233