Buick Truck Trail 2231

Total Miles
8.1

Elevation

444.72 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Buick Truck Trail 2231 is located centrally in the Mark Twain National Forest which encompasses roughly 1.5 million acres in Missouri. It starts out paved until after you reach a rock quarry where it turns to gravel. As you drive through the vast forest of pine and oak you are slowly engulfed into the forest canopy. There are dispersed campsites along the way but they are primitive with only a fire ring. This would be a good place to camp if you are venturing out on the Ozark Trail Middle Fork Trail which is 23.1 miles long and crosses this road. From there you will find Big Creek which is crystal clear with a rocky beach and camping. There is a crossing but it's shallow enough during certain times of the year for any vehicle to cross. There is cell phone service, but it is sparse at times. Mark Twain is home to 650 different species of plants and wildlife. The birds here are plentiful and are everywhere. Hawks, bald eagles, barn owls, cardinals, and blue Heron are some of them.

Photos of Buick Truck Trail 2231

Buick Truck Trail 2231
Buick Truck Trail 2231
Buick Truck Trail 2231

Difficulty

This road is well maintained by the US Forest Service however there is a water crossing at the end that could at times have a strong current and could be flooded and not passable. During summer and fall the road should be found for low clearance vehicles. The winter months bring snow and freezing conditions so these roads might not be passable at all.

History

Missouri is the 21st largest state in the United States, here is an eBook on the history of Missouri. https://spexternal.modot.mo.gov/sites/cm/CORDT/MoHwys_First200Years.pdfhttps://play.google.com/books/reader?id=WKA2AQAAMAAJ&pg=GBS.PA2&hl=en

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Kevin Oakley
Mar 14, 2024
Open
Normal
This is a well maintained dirt road, no obstacles.
Bruce Morgan
Feb 09, 2024
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal
Well maintained gravel road.
Christian Andrade
Dec 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
This is a well maintained gravel road. The spurs off this trail are less maintained but still pretty easy.
Jimbo Gifford
Nov 27, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

From Pilot Knob, Missouri take highway 21 north to highway 32 west to Red Point where you will take a left on State Highway KK. Continue south until Buick Truck Trail 2231 and take a left.

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