Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area: Main Road

Gilmer, Texas (Upshur County)

Last Updated: 09/26/2020
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Highlight: Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area: Main Road
Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area (BMRA) is the premier off-road destination in northeast Texas. A property of Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC), Barnwell is open year-round and offers a family-friendly experience for off-road enthusiasts of all skill levels. The Main Road begins at the highway and winds through a large portion of the park, exposing all the park amenities such as camping and restroom facilities along its route. While not necessarily a trail in and of itself, a familiarity with the Main Road will considerably enhance your overall experiences at BMRA .


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1. Park Entrance (0 mi)
The park entrance, and the beginning of the Main Road, is marked by a prominent sign along the highway.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Gilmer Texas

Beginning in Gilmer Texas where Route 155 veers northwest from US Highway 271, proceed northwest on Route 155 for 6.3 miles. The park entrance; and park road, will be at the crest of the hill on the right.



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John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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