Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek

Total Miles
6.3

Elevation

465.38 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Scroggins Ridge 1171 is a gravel forest road in Mark Twain National Forest that descends south from highway 76 down to Rock Creek. There are 6 creek crossings that can be challenging after heavy rains. Due to extreme drought conditions in 2022, caution needs to be taken for falling trees and branches along the trail. As you continue deeper into the forest, you will climb Section 10 road to Bean Ridge Road, which ends at an incredible campsite with an overlooking view. When driving this trail, a tree was down that was too large for us to continue on to the campsite. Several areas along Rock Creek have been washed out from heavy storms, and Bean Ridge is becoming overgrown.

Photos of Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek

Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek
Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek
Scroggins Ridge to Rock Creek

Difficulty

During dry conditions this trail can be easily driven in 2WD with high clearance. After heavy rains the 6 creek crossings can become challenging with rushing water and sections of the trail completely covered. The further back you go the more the trail has become overgrown.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Tyler Brown
Mar 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Isaac Henley
Mar 13, 2024
4x4
Permanently Closed
Posted Private Property
Locked Gate
At the head of the trail there was a gate with no trespassing signs.
Zach Cole
Oct 13, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
Justin Franke
May 13, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout

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