Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137

Total Miles
1.7

Elevation

269.65 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137, is a gravel forestry service road located on the eastern Fredericktown sector of Mark Twain National Forest. The Pine Union Hilltop is the section that comes after the fork with it the 2137A. It has stable smooth riding and a few thrills to match, including loose rock, small grades, tree roots small ruts, a small water collection area, and a few larger water collection holes towards the end. The trail also includes several cutouts that could be very camp worthy. At the end of the public land, the road keeps going but has several no trespass and forestry boundary signs to warn you that you are there, there is a little cut out here that is a great place to spin around and head back out.

Photos of Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137

Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137
Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137
Pine Union Hilltop FSR 2137

Difficulty

The trail features loose rock, scattered in the path randomly, some water channeling mounds to crawl over, with small water erosion ruts to pair with it. The further into the trail you go the more the difficulty increases due to the water collection holes which on a normal day are probably 6"-12" deep and the more the main gravel road breaks apart and feels more natural. If rain is in the area the difficulty will increase depending on the intensity of the rain.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Trenton Pennington
Mar 17, 2024
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Jon M
Apr 22, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Chris Menz
Mar 14, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open

Access Description

FIRST Get to Bollinger County Road 872. (Coming from the East) From the intersection of MO-72 and MO-O travel 4.2 miles south on MO-O, the entrance should be on your right at 37.46999, -90.11582. (Coming from the West) From the intersection of MO-72 and Madison County Road 247, head south on Madison 247 for 2.7 miles to the northern entrance of the Bollinger County 872 at 37.48802, -90.14396. (Coming from the South) From Marquand, MO, head east on MO-A for 4.4 miles, turn left onto MO-O, and drive .9 mile north, the southern entrance will be on the left at 37.46999, -90.11582. LASTLY, Follow Bollinger County Road 872 until you get to 37.48048, -90.14123, Head west past the Sycamore Valley Artisan Well and you are on 2137, when you reach the fork at the top of the hill stay right to continue onto the Hilltop section of 2137, this is at 37.47754, -90.14710. At the fork with the 2137B, stay right to remain on 2137.

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