Marble Creek Section of The Ozark Trail
Mark Twain National Forest
News, Updates, Warnings:
Open during hunting seasons, please use caution.
Crane Lake Trailhead: From Farmington, take Hwy 67 south to Hwy E. Turn west on Hwy E and follow to County Road 124. Turn left on C.R. 124 and drive to C.R. 131, which is a 4-way intersection. Turn left and continue, bearing left at the Y, until you get to the trailhead.
Miles of Trails:
9 miles one way to Crane Lake
5 mile loop at Crane Lake
Trail corridor is generally easy to follow, but in some areas that were logged a few years ago the trail can be hard to find. There are also some areas with storm damage from the storms in 2008 & 2009. There are several steep, rocky hills were rattlesnakes and copperheads could be found. There are several creeks to cross and a dangerous tall drop-off over the Shut-ins area at Crane Lake. The portion of the trail that runs on the east side of the lake has some very technically rocky sections that really aren’t very suitable for horses.
Other Trail Users:
Hikers, mountain bike riders, and hunters.