General Watkins Park Road

Total Miles
1.0

Elevation

161.31 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

General Watkins Park Road is a mile-long gravel road leading into the General Watkins Missouri Conservation Area. This road takes you off US-61 straight into some gorgeous wilderness and hiking areas, with a great area to set up camp for a night. The road is light and easy, but traverses a few mild-grade hills, with some potential mild washboarding and gravel mounding, though maintenance seems often.

Photos of General Watkins Park Road

General Watkins Park Road
General Watkins Park Road
General Watkins Park Road

Difficulty

Just a simple gravel road that may have mild gravel washboarding and gravel washes due to it's mild grade hills.

History

The conservation area is named after General Nathaniel W. Watkins, a brigadier general in the Missouri State Guard, the first Confederate unit in Missouri. He later served as vice president of the Missouri Constitutional Convention in 1875. He is now buried on the land that makes up the conservation area in a cemetery marked as "Watkins Cemetery".

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Chris Menz
Jul 20, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Chris Menz
Apr 15, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Chris Menz
Feb 07, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open

Access Description

From the intersection of MO-77 and US-61 (outside Morley, MO) head northbound on US-61 for two miles, the entrance to the trail will be on your left at 37.06976, -89.59466.

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