This section of the Ozark Trail connects the Fredericktown District with the Potosi District traversing two state parks---Johnson Shut-ins and Taum Sauk Mountain---and the Devil's Tollgate and Bell Mountain Wilderness.
Camp at least 100 feet from the trail, treat all water used, bury human waste and pack out all trash.
From St. Louis, take Hwy. 21 south to Hwy. 32, then west to Hwy A and south to the northern trailhead;or stay on Hwy. 21 south to Hwy. N and go south to Johnson Shut-ins Park trailhead; or stay on Hwy. 21 further to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park trailhead south of Arcadia.