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Ozark Trail: Marble Creek Section

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8.9 mile 14.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 889' 271 m
Descent: -1,088' -332 m
High: 999' 304 m
Low: 679' 207 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Currently a stand alone section of the Ozark Trail connecting Marble Creek campground to Crane Lake.

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Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This ten-mile section is a nice day hike and an equally fun mountain bike trip. This trail will eventually connect to the Ozark Trail: Taum Sauk Section via Ketcherside Mountain.

The Marble Creek Trail is the neglected sister-trail to the Ozark Trail. It stretches between the Taum Sauk and Wappapello sections. Currently, private land prevents the connection at the end of the trail in either direction.

The trail is a point-to-point from Marble Creek Campground to the Crane Lake trailhead with a loop around Crane Lake. The southern section of the loop is more scenic, as it passes by the shut-ins below the dam and goes by some interesting geology.

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Sep 21, 2019
James Unterreiner
Nov 10, 2018
Amanda S
First frost! Saw lots of frost flowers. Hiked with Erin and Andrew. It was also opening weekend for deer season. I need to double check hunting sch… 8.9mi
Apr 4, 2018
Alex Coons

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