Karkaghne Scenic Drive

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Karkaghne Scenic Drive is an overall easy drive through the Mark Twain National Forest, aside from one moderate part needing 4WD and clearance. A massive sinkhole is a few hundred feet across and roughly 150 feet deep. Because of this, concrete barriers block the road on either side since the hole is expanding to eat away the road. An unimproved bypass allows for travel. However, it has large rocks, so 4WD and higher clearance may be needed depending on the line taken. For those interested in history, this route is in the general area of the Trail of Tears. Multiple county and Forest Service roads are allowing for further exploration. While there are not many campsites directly off the road, there is a good-sized open area on the south side of the sinkhole. The trail's southern end is pavement until it connects with State Highway 21.