Southeast of Springfield and west of West Plains, the Devils Backbone Wilderness Trail is an 11 mile hiking route. Collins Ridge is the southern trailhead. Note: Collins Ridge to McGarr Ridge is part of the Ozark Trail.
From West Plains, MO, go 10 miles west on Hwy K, then 4 miles on Hwy KK, turn onto dirt County Road for about 1.5 miles.
Overall, Devils Backbone Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Missouri.