Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037

Total Miles
1.6

Elevation

379.05 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037, is a gravel forestry road through the St Francois Mountains in the Fredericktown sector of Mark Twain National Forest. It features mild hill climbs, small loose rock, an off camber spot, large pot holes, rutting, mounding, washboarding, water collections spots, optional mud pits, camp cut outs. Fun and safe little trail if you take your time.

Photos of Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037

Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037
Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037
Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037

Difficulty

The road features many water collection spots, in a few places back to back, it also features one spot with a good off-camber tilt with one side being in a water channelizing divot/rut. There are also some optional deep mud holes on the side of the trail at .25 miles in, though I would steer clear of these for Tread Lightly purposes

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Chris Menz
Mar 09, 2024
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Massive clean up event happened here, via Heartland Trail Trash, 11800 pounds and one unweighted trailer of tires were taken out of the forest on this day. Keep this movement going, find problem spots, waypoint them on OnX, and then send them to Heartland Trail Trash on FB. Let's make the world a better place!
Court Curlee
Oct 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Trevor Carpenter
Aug 19, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

From the intersection of Missouri Route 72 and Missouri Route JJ, at 37.58568, -90.60141, head south on MO-JJ for 2.8 miles, then merge right onto Iron County Road 112, follow this for 200 feet, to 37.54637, -90.60425, turn right onto the Crane Mountain FSR 2108, follow this for .8 miles, then you will see the entrance to Crane Mountain Ridge FSR 2037 on the right, at 37.54802, -90.61447, take this right and you are on the trail.

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