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GPS Data, Ozark Highlands Trail, Summer 2004 Thru-hike

    A Garmin Geko 201 handheld GPS was used to collect a variety of location waypoints and trail routes. The data are available in either a *.loc (TopoGrafix) format or a *.gpx (GPS Exchange File) format. Waypoint data sets are also available in *.tpg (Topo from National Geographic) format. I use the ExpertGPS software from TopoGrafix ( to display and modify the routes and waypoints.

NOTE: There is no guarantee that that the GPS data presented here is accurate. Do not rely on this data for your wilderness navigation!!!!

Roads to Dockery's Gap trailhead

Route from I-540, Mountainburg exit, in *.loc format      *.gpx format
Route from I-40, US-71 North exit (exit 13) in *.loc format      *.gpx format

Ozark Highlands Trail - Routes
     Trail route data was recorded with the GPS "track" mode while walking with the GPS lying on top of the backpack. Therefore, parts of the collected routes can be inaccruate due to weak or lost GPS signal. The Ozark Highlands Trail Guide by Tim Ernst, divides the trail into eight sections. My trip along section 5 does not include the route between mile 87.8 and 89.0 as traveling this part of the trail required crossing the Little Piney Creek, which was uncrossable due to high water. Section 6 is divided into four parts because I took the highwater bypass around Hurricane Creek. The following downloadable file contains tracks for the eight trail sections.

Trail routes in *.loc format      *.gpx format

Mileposts (Mile 10 to mile 165 waypoints, with some missing)
     Milepost data was collected while stopped on the trail, centered on the milepost sign, with the GPS handheld in front of me. I believe the milepost GPS data is more accurate than the route data.

Mileposts in *.loc format      *.gpx format

Trailheads, Trail junctions, Toilets, Potable Water, Trash recepticles (TTTPWT) and Creeks and Fire Rings,

TTTPWT in *.loc format      *.gpx format

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