Oak Hill School FSR 3677 / 3677A

Total Miles
1.3

Elevation

166.83 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Oak Hill School FSR 3677 and 3677A are two trails that together form a fun and thrilling track through the Poplar Bluff sector of Mark Twain National Forest. The trail features medium-depth muddy water collection spots, tight trees, off-camber ruts, and mild rock and ledges poking through here and there. The hardest obstacle is at the middle point, where you traverse a triple mud rut section amongst tight trees, that leans off camber back and forth and tests extended suspension flex when getting in and out and in between ruts. To get turned around you will most likely have to find a spot worth backing into, and doing a multi-point turnaround.

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Oak Hill School FSR 3677 / 3677A
Oak Hill School FSR 3677 / 3677A
Oak Hill School FSR 3677 / 3677A

Difficulty

A fun thrilling trail if you don't mind pinstripes, the trees are very tight, and this is backed by muddy water collection spots, deep off-camber ruts, and trees fallen across the trail, all on a dirt-based trail. Be prepared to reverse into a small open space you can spin around to head out.

History

The fire lookout tower was constructed as a New Deal project in 1941, potentially by the CCC. It is in reasonably good condition though it is no longer in use and the initial stair has been removed for safety reasons. Sourced from Livingnewdeal.org

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Steven Wood
Apr 13, 2024
4x4
Open
Most of this road is gravel with a few little mud holes. But, the last few hundred yards gets a little tight with softer mud holes and large ruts.
Chris Menz
Feb 07, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open

Access Description

From the intersection of Missouri Route-W and Westwood Blvd/US Route-60, at 36.79336, -90.43903, head Northeast onto Missouri Route-W for 4.2 miles, then turn right to stay on MO-W for an additional 3.5 miles, the Oak Hill Tower entrance will be on your left, at 36.87654, -90.39899. Stay on Oak Tower road (at the tower stay right) for 1.2 miles, and the Oak Hill School FSR 3677 trail entrance will be on your left, at 36.87115, -90.40950. Stay left at the next fork to continue on the 3677A, the longer branch of the fork.

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