Hartle Ford Road

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

186.67 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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.

Photos of Hartle Ford Road

Hartle Ford Road
Hartle Ford Road
Hartle Ford Road

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

Status Reports

Chris Menz
May 13, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Chris Menz
May 06, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Dusty
Chris Menz
Feb 03, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open

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.

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