State and Federal Campgrounds
Mark Twain National Forest
Devil’s Backbone Wilderness Area
Four trail-heads provide entry to Devil’s Backbone Wilderness.
- Blue Spring Trailhead is located within the North Fork Recreation Area(no horses allowed on this short section);
- Raccoon Hollow Trailhead is located on the south side of CC Highway about 1 1/2 miles east of Dora, MO;
HWY CC Trailhead:
Nice circle drive plenty of room, take your own high-line. From this trail-head you ride out South, cross the highway, go through the McGarr Ridge trail-head and head toward the river. You can ride down and around the Devil’s Backbone loop, Ride North on the North Loop in the Hammond Mill Trail area.
North Fork – Devil’s Backbone Album
- McGarr Ridge Trailhead is located on the south side of CC Highway about 4 miles east of Dora, MO;
- Collin’s Ridge Trailhead is located on County Road KK 362 which comes off KK Highway about 16 miles west of West Plains, MO on the south side of the wilderness.
North Fork 3 Miles 15 – 26
Directions: From St. Louis, take Hwy. 21 south through Potosi and then Caledonia to Hwy 32 (ca. 90 mi.); turn west on 32 to Hwy. A (ca. 7 mi.); then, south (ca. 5 mi.) on it to trailhead.