Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Lamar, Missouri

Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek

Scroggins Ridge 1171 is a gravel forest road in Mark Twain National Forest that descends south from highway 76 down to Rock Creek. There are 6 creek crossings that can be challenging after heavy rains.…
Total Miles
6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mary Cole Ridge

Mary Cole Ridge 1011 is a scenic ridge road in Mark Twain National Forest with distant overlooks through the hardwoods seen in the fall and wintertime. This meandering ridgeline road has many campsite pull-offs and…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Piney Ridge

Piney Ridge starts out from Stallion Bluff Road at Forest Road 178. It is a wide two-lane gravel road in great condition with fresh gravel in some areas. To the East borders Piney Creek Wilderness…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mark Twain National Forest Scenic Drive

This is a Mark Twain National Forest Scenic Byway Drive between Highway 112 and 86 in South West Missouri near Roaring River State Park and Eagle Rock, Missouri. Following NF Road 197 or FR 2275,…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Smith Branch Trail

Smith Branch Trail starts along the Rail Hollow Trail at FSR1019. It is a narrower single-lane road with some areas to pass another vehicle. It has been recently graded but is slightly rougher than Rail…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Rail Hollow

Rail Hollow starts out from Stallion Bluff Road/FSR2185 and descends along The Piney Creek Wilderness on 39-1M/FSR1018. It is a well-maintained gravel road freshly graded and wide enough for two vehicles to pass. Once passing…
Total Miles
4.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Devreaux Ridge Road

A point-to-point trail providing access to ample camping, OHV, and hunting opportunities inside Mark Twain National Forest. Primarily gravel road with multiple optional connections to primitive trails throughout. Rolling and turning hills with one creek…
Total Miles
7.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Tsalagi Trail East

A beautiful and leisurely stroll through a small section of the Eastern side of the Cherokee Nation. This route is approximately 58 miles long and can be completed in 2-5 hours, depending on the speed…
Total Miles
52.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Wi / Fa

Glade Top Southwest (Sky Line Drive) FSR 149

This trail is the southwest branch of the Glade Top National Forest Scenic Byway, also known as Sky Line Drive FSR 149 within the USDA Forestry Service. It is a scenic 5.8 miles long gravel…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi