The Trail

The trail is a point to point trail, with the 75 being an elevator, that follows the historic Ozark Trail from Bass River Resort outside of Steelville, MO 75 miles to Brushy Creek Lodge outside of Black, MO.

Trail Conditions

The trail is mostly single track on the Ozark Trail. There are lots of rocks, knee knockers, twists and turns. There are many creek and river crossings but nothing deep and there is also plenty of water on trail. It is a technical trail with lots of ups and downs without high elevation gains but there are places to make time. The trail at night will be minimally marked with glow sticks and reflective ribbons. The trail is permanently marked and it will also be minimally flagged where needed. We will provide trail updates on trail conditions as we approach the ride date. There is one trot-by, two holds and four gate and go check points along the ride with crews being able to access all of them as well as many other sections of trail.

100 milers start from Bass River and travel 8.7 miles on the gravel road to a trot by and turn right on the trail. Ride on trail to the Berryman Trail split where you turn north to the Berryman Campground for a gate and go at 10.4 miles. Continue north on the Berryman Loop to the Brazil Creek trailhead for the First Vet Check with a 55 minute Hold at 30.1 miles. Continuing counterclockwise on the Berryman Loop, ride around to the south Berryman Loop split again this time turning right going to the Hwy 8 trailhead for a gate and go at 42.1 miles. Go 11.2 miles south to Hazel Creek campground for a gate and go at 53.3 miles and continue on trail 18.96 miles to the Hwy DD trailhead for a second Vet Check with a 45 minute hold at 72.26 miles. Continue on trail to Barton Fen for a gate and go at 85.04 miles. Ride into Brushy Creek Lodge and Resort below Brushy Creek High Road to finish the 100 miles.

75 milers start from Bass River and travel 8.7 miles on the gravel road to a trot by and turn right on the trail. Follow the trail 11.2 miles to the Hwy 8 trailhead for gate and go. Continuing on the trail, ride 11.2 miles to the Hazel Creek Vet Check for a 45 minute Hold. From Hazel Creek, go 18.3 to Hwy DD trailhead for a gate and go and then 12.78 miles to Barton Fen for the second Vet Check with a 45 minute Hold. From Barton Fen they ride 13.17 miles to the finish at the High Road above Brushy Creek for a total of 75.35 miles.

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