Shuttles Along the Trail
How Trail Shuttles Work
Shuttles are a convenient way to get between where you want to start and finish your trip. Whether you are planning a short day hike, or a week-long adventure, we should have a Shuttle that meets your needs. In making plans to use a Shuttle, we recommend that you park where you plan to finish your trip, have the shuttle pick you up, and be shuttled to where you want to begin. This way, you can take as little or as much time as you need to enjoy yourself and get back to your vehicle.

We have made arrangements with shuttle providers along the trail, because our goal is to get you out on the trail! Depending on your trip, location, and dates, you may find one of the providers listed below to be your best choice for a trail shuttle. Contact shuttle providers directly for rates and booking information.
North Courtois

Ozark Outdoors
Leasburg, MO
Located on the Meramec River near Onondaga Cave, this vendor can supply shuttles on the North Courtois section and beyond. You can also arrange a hike-and-float trip! Ozark Outdoors has camping, cabins, food, canoes, rafts and more.
Phone: 800-888-0023

Courtois & Trace Creek, north Hwy DD / 32 Trailhead

(plus Council Bluff Boat Launch)

Bass' River Resort
Steelville, MO
Located on the Courtois Creek in Crawford County right on the trail at mile 12.4. Shuttle service area is the entire Courtois and Trace Creek section (north of Council Bluff Recreation Area), plus other destinations as arranged. Teaming up with Ozark Outdoors this vendor can arrange a hike-and-float trip. The resort has camping, cabins, food, canoes, rafts and more.
Phone: 800-392-3700
Trace Creek, Middle Fork, Bell Mountain, and Taum Sauk Koinania Valley Ranch Family Resort
Black, MO
Koinania Valley Ranch Family Resort offers Cabins, a Cottage & a Country Ranch House in the Ozarks. It's a Missouri Resort created especially for you and your family! They are now offering shuttle service to some of the best hiking spots, like the Ozark Trail head on J Highway, Bell Mountain and Taum Sauk!
Phone: 573-269-4544
Southern Trace Creek, Middle Fork, Karkaghne and western Taum Sauk Brushy Creek Lodge & Resort
Black, MO
The folks at Brushy Creek specialize in equestrian adventures but can provide shuttles for trail users of all types. They are located between Black and Oates in Reynolds County and have a connector trail to the Karkaghne section of the Ozark Trail. In addition to shuttles, Brushy Creek has a campground, cabins, stables, showers and a restaurant.
Phone: 573-269-4600
Middle Fork, Taum Sauk, Marble Creek, Blair Creek Franklin Floats
Lesterville, MO
Franklin Floats and Campground is located at the East Fork Black River Bridge. Services include canoe, raft and kayak rentals, cabin rental, camping and Ozark Trail shuttles.
Phone: 573-637-2205
Current River, Between the Rivers and Eleven Point Richard's Canoe Rental
Alton, MO
The folks at Richard's Canoe have been shuttling Ozark Trail hikers for years and they know the trailheads well. An exellent choice for the Eleven Point and Between the Rivers sections, they also will shuttle almost anywhere on the trail, including trips for thru-hikers. A canoe provider for the Eleven Point Scenic Riverway.
Phone: 417-778-6186

Are you an Ozark Trail shuttle provider who isn't listed above? Give us a call to be added to this page!