Updated: Sep 14, 2021
The Poplar Bluff Trails Coalition (PBTC) Board of Directors recently completed an agreement with the Ozark Trails Association to maintain 15.6 miles of the Ozark Trail near Poplar Bluff. At least 3 times annually, PBTC volunteers will participate in trail maintenance activities such as logging out down trees, brushing trail corridor, installing reassurance markers and performing tread restoration on the easternmost 7 miles of the Victory Section of the Ozark Trail and 8.6 miles of the Wappapello Section of the Ozark Trail immediately north of the Route 172 Trailhead.
The Ozark Trail Association is a grass-roots non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the construction, maintenance and promotion of the Ozark Trail. We were incorporated in December, 2002. Established in January 2021, the Poplar Bluff Trails Coalition (PBTC) is an all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to plan, promote, build and maintain trails in the greater Poplar Bluff, Missouri region. We serve Butler, Carter and Wayne Counties in the State of Missouri. To achieve our mission, we partner with a variety of public, private and non-profit landowners to plan, construct and improve trail networks for mountain biking, hiking, trail running and equestrian use.