Tywappity Fire Tower Road

Total Miles
1.2

Elevation

173.29 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Just a simple proving grounds trail, like the one you learn to ride 4 wheeler or dirt bike on, the trail offers thrill if you seek it but has its ease about it. You can test new parts out or just hit it to get away for an hour. Flex your rig on the ruts, or get it dirty enough to show your colors via the mud pits and yet it's all on top of the bordering hillside next to town. Need a hike or a dose of nature? This trail leads you right to a conservation area where a fire tower once stood, or there is a conservation lake 1 minute from the trail entrance. This trail is not amongst a national or state forest but has a public plat line cut out for it, there is no gate until you get to the conservation land where the tower once was on the north end of the trail. There are several off-shoots and a fork in the trail that heads south, do not use these, they are all on private ground and should be treated as no-trespass zones.

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Tywappity Fire Tower Road
Tywappity Fire Tower Road
Tywappity Fire Tower Road

Difficulty

A great place to learn how to ride a 4 wheeler or dirt bike or your first 4x4, when you just get enough courage to take it offroad for the first time. Learn to navigate small mud pits, and mild rutted hills, but if you choose to there is a few spots where you can choose the harder line and push your vehicles limits. With more wet conditions this trail's difficulty increases.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Chris Menz
Mar 08, 2024
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Permanently Closed
Posted Private Property
Jay Bennett
Feb 12, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
Fun trail, definetly some washed out points that require some ground clearance. Really fun until out path was blocked by a downed tree about 1/3 of the way in
Steven Hodges
Apr 01, 2023
4x4
Open
Chris Menz
Feb 18, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open

Access Description

Go east out of Chaffee, MO using MO Route-A, starting at the train tracks follow Route-A for roughly .55 miles, then turn left (north) onto MO Route-RA, follow this for .9 miles, turn left onto the Fire Tower Road, roughly on 37.18549, -89.64013. From here go up the hill where the trail parallels to the right of a concrete driveway, follow the gravel into the tree line and you are on the trail.

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