Karkaghne Section of The Ozark Trail
Mark Twain National Forest
News, Updates, Warnings:
Open during hunting seasons, please use caution.
Hwy J Trailhead: From Caledonia, south on Hwy 21 to Hwy 32, turn west. Follow Hwy 32 to Hwy KK, turn south. Drive until you come to Hwy J, turn east. Follow to the TH on the right. Park along side of the road, but do not block the red gates. Road and parking area are on private property so please treat them with respect.
Miles of Trails:
29 mile linear trail, plus connection to the Middle Fork & Blair Creek Sections
Also, many miles of gravel roads.
There are steep, rocky hills, deadfalls, and water crossings. You don’t want to cross these during high water. There are several steep sections, several switchbacks, and it is very rocky in some areas. The trail can get quite overgrown later in the summer season. Trail crosses paved roads so watch for traffic.
Other Trail Users:
Hikers, mountain bike riding, & hunters.