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Planning a hike in September. Are there any 3-4 day hikes that anyone can recommend around southern Missouri?

A 20-30 mile loop would be ideal but not essential.

Might just fall back on the eagle rock loop. But I've been so many times, a new place would be great.

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Hey!! I'll ask my hubby, LonesomeGeorge. Maybe he can help. He's done lots of hiking around there and grew up iin S.Mo.

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I have maps and info of 4 trails on my site at http://www.ouachitamaps.com/index.html.  In addition look at the Ozark Trail (not a loop but you can find shuttles)

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Check out the Ozark Trail Association web site and its trip planner.
www.ozarktrail.com

There are shuttle services available from volunteers covering most parts of the trail.

The Taum Sauk section is one of the most popular. This covers 33 miles (crossing one paved road) from Bell Mtn TH to Taum Sauk TH and runs by Johnson Shut-ins (great swimming), the scour site of the great resevoir collapse, and Taum Sauk Falls. This section could be combined with the Middle Fork section (25 miles) just north of the Bell Mtn TH (would use about 10 miles of Trace Creek section) to create a 70 mile trip that would not involve a long shuttle ride (< 1 hour).

The Current River section is another gem on this long trail.


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I concur with Hungry Jack.  He helped me decide on the TS trail section of the Ozark Trail.  Great timing to go in September.  Definitely have one night on the Black River.
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FWIW, Taum Sauk is the highest point in Missouri if you're a peak bagger.

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You may want to check out the Irish Wilderness, or if you're up to diverting a bit into Illinois, looking at the River To River trail...

Irish Wilderness - http://1.usa.gov/Skg3sY (original link was WAAAYYY to long, so I bit.ly'd it...)

R2R - http://www.theshawneenationalforest.com/home....r-trail

I have a little blog on some of the other areas around SE Missouri and Southern Illinois if you're interested, but they are mostly day hikes, at http://www.localtrekshiking.com.

Hope it helps,
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