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  • Blue Buck Knob National Forest Scenic Byway

    This scenic byway dissects 24 miles of the Mark Twain National Forest, the Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway cuts through wooded lands of mixed hardwoods and shortleaf pine intermixed with open pastures. Points of interest along the Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway are the Indian Creek Overlook, Blue Buck Overlook, Noblett Recreation Area, and the Blue Hole Trailhead where you can assess the Ridge Runner and Ozark Trails.

    The Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway travels through Missouri's Ozark hill country within the Mark Twain National Forest. It twists and turns through farmland, open pastures, and densely wooded hillsides. For additional information and maps, visit America's Byways.


    From North to South the scenic byway starts south of Cabool, MO about 4 miles on Highway 181 and continues south on Highway 181 until the junction AP Highway. Follow AP Highway until it ends at Highway 14.