James Creek Road

Total Miles
3.9

Elevation

247.39 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter

Trail Overview

The James Creek Road, also known as Bollinger County Road 342 is a gravel county road rolling through the Missouri Countryside along James Creek. The road has a course gravel base with sweeping turns and heavy potholes and washboarding. The main thrills of this road are at the two ends of its track, the east end features an optional water crossing over the Whitewater River, as well as a required long low water bridge over a beautiful scenic section of the James Creek, the middle is mostly low land farmland snaking it's way along the creek hitting several low water bridges along the way until it hits the western end where the road climbs uphill on a medium grade that features loose soft gravel due to washing and heavy water flow going down the hill.

Photos of James Creek Road

James Creek Road
James Creek Road
James Creek Road

Difficulty

The road is mostly a 1/10 road but features several water crossings that could see heavy flow in heavy rain, on top of the steep uphill grade on the western end being rather soft with loose gravel, and if left unmaintained could be a serious obstacle with minor rutting and washes.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Chris Menz
May 13, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Washboard

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. Follow Hartle Ford Road for 5.6 miles, turn left onto Missouri Route-B, continue south for 1 mile, and turn right onto James Creek Road, at 37.43175, -89.90865.

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