Reynolds Ford Road

Total Miles
7.4

Elevation

188.50 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

The Reynolds Ford Road is a road compromised of two county roads, the Bollinger County Road 336, and the Cape Girardeau County 350, that directly connect at the county line. The Cape Co side is the well-maintained smoother riding and the Bollinger Co side is more neglected and beaten in feel. The road is an ideal cruising back road, has great rolling hills, plenty of curves, and views of Missouri farmland, powerlines, and small river/creek bottom scenery. The road crosses the Little Whitewater Creek with a pristine bridge and parallels Panther Creek on the Bollinger Co side, despite the water being so close, you never have any major run-in with water, which is a little unusual in the area.

Photos of Reynolds Ford Road

Reynolds Ford Road
Reynolds Ford Road
Reynolds Ford Road

Difficulty

The Reynolds Ford Road is a great example of a gravel backroad, features the typical complications with gravel, potholes, washboarding, and mounding, at it's worse has spots that fade to dirt, but even in it's worse is still doable with a 2WD. Would make a great route to run in snow to increase the difficulty.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Chris Menz
May 23, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

From the main intersection at Jackson, Missouri, at 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 addition 5.5 miles, then the Reynolds Ford Road will be on your left, at 37.43318, -89.80862. From the South at Scopus, MO, at 37.39930, -89.92193, go east for .5 mile on Missouri Route UU, turn left at 37.39935, -89.91303, to get onto the Reynolds Ford Road.

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