New book on Missouri's 350-mile Ozark Trail by St. Louis photographer/author | Southeast Missourian

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THE OZARK TRAIL: IMAGES OF MISSOURI'S LONGEST HIKING TRAIL by St. Louis Photographer/Author, Don Massey, Is Now Available

Don Massey describes his work on this book as a “labor of love.” He says, “By putting the images in a book, I am hoping to share what the trail has to offer and the great gift and potential we have in creating and finishing the Ozark Trail.” . . .

The Ozark Trail is the longest trail in Missouri and currently has 350 miles of completed trails throughout the Ozarks. The trail has been a work in progress since 1976 and has been built and maintained by hundreds of volunteers. Of the trail’s 13 sections, some are completed, some in progress, and some proposed. When completed the trail will run 500 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, to Arkansas where it will connect with the Ozark Highland Trail to make a 700-mile-long trail, among the longest in the United States.

The book is available for purchase at It is also available online at and, as well as some St. Louis area retailers, including The Alpine Shop, Subterranean Books, and The Novel Neighbor.

MoBikeFed comment: The entire Ozark Trail is open to hiking and several lengthy sections are open to mountain biking as well.

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