Hartle Ford Road

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

186.67 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

Hartle Ford Road consists of Cape County Road 352 and Bollinger County Road 368. It is a gravel road that features rolling hills leading into two separate creek bottoms with really impressive low-water bridges. The Cape Girardeau side is well-maintained gravel, showing signs of being well-kept, and also features little sections of blacktop near the houses. But then the Bollinger County side is less maintained and turns to a dirt/gravel mix for a road, in places being the consistency of heavy mud due to the lack of gravel. It's a simple fun road to tackle and quickly get to offroad level conditions with great scenery to back it. If the conditions are wet and rainy expect the Bollinger County side to be slick and have lower traction, take caution.

Difficulty

The main concerts are the low traction muddy sections of the Bollinger County western side of the road, and the two low water bridges that could have the potential of mild water crossings.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From the main intersection at Jackson, Missouri, 37.37691, -89.66729, head west on Missouri-72/34, in 3.5 miles head straight through the "Starlight" intersection to continue west on Missouri-72 for an additional 6.8 miles, the Hartle Ford Road should be on your left, at 37.43657, -89.82986.