Three springs in the area flow into the North Fork of the White River, which transits the area. You can pitch your tent in the dispersed camping area, and spend your days exploring the Missouri Ozark's flora and fauna. Devils Backbone Wilderness is a part of Mark Twain National Forest located in Northeastern Ozark County containing 6,687 acres. Best Seasons: Fall, winter, and spring. And many ghosts seem to have lingered. Devils Backbone Wilderness Diverse tracks of white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and gray foxes, bobcats, and striped skunks cross the trails of the 6,687-acre Devils Backbone Wilderness. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. Show more. Trail System Map (printable) and Trail System Map GEO Referenced for use in Map Apps. Area Status: Open. All of this wilderness is located in Missouri and is managed by the Forest Service. It was up the tree in an attempt to discourage raccoons from grabbing it or invading our tent. Thirteen miles of trails (rated Moderate) follow the Backbone (and four other ridges), dropping off into surrounding forested hollows. Order your 2020 Official Missouri Travel Guide and start planning your #MissouriAdventure today. You’ll see wildlife like deer, eagle, fox, and woodpecker. 2 226 m (prom: 221 m) Bern Peak. Leave No Trace: Pack out what you pack in. Camped by the North Fork River – Devils Backbone Wilderness. Stay in the Devils Backbone Wilderness for the rugged and scenic landscape, or just for the cool name. Surface Type: Unsurfaced, native material. Anyone who is interested in visiting Devils Backbone Wilderness can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. 0 Recommended Routes. 401 Fairgrounds Road With 6,687 acres inside the Wilderness boundary, this is an ideal area for day hiking or overnight backpacking. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no structures, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. Elevations reach from 1,020 feet at the highest point to 680 at the lowest. 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; McGarr Ridge Trailhead is located on the south side of CC Highway about 4 miles east of Dora, MO; and 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. This report is by the Agriculture The United States Congress designated the wilderness area in 1980, and it now has a total of 6,595 acres (26 km2). Devils Backbone Wilderness Study Area. Trip write-up: 17-minute read. Devil’s Backbone Outfitters takes its name from a long narrow mountain ridge and wilderness preserve known to the early settlers as Devils Backbone. A long, narrow ridge—known to early settlers as The Devils Backbone—is the main attraction in this 6,687-acre Wilderness. No motorized or mechanized equipment allowed. of Trail. Thirteen miles of maintained foot trails follow Devils Backbone and four other ridges, dropping off into surrounding hollows in a forest dominated by oaks, hickories and shortleaf pines. Note: the address and phone shown are for the Mark Twain National Forest office responsible for this wilderness area; however, the map pointer indicates the approximate location of this Wilderness Area. There are many options to shorten, lengthen, or change the trail as their are many roads and connecting trails in the area. Dispersed camping is the term used for free camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Human waste (Feces) must be buried at least 6 inches deep and covered. 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