Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch: Guard Rail

Seymour, Missouri (Webster County)

Last Updated: 10/07/2021
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.49 miles
Highest Elevation: 1654 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Seymour
Nearest Town w/ Services: Seymour
Official Road Name: Guard Rail
Management Agency: Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch
District: Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch


Highlight: Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch: Guard Rail
Guard Rail is a very short route near Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch (SMORR) entrance, offering you a brief but fun taste of more adventure that you can experience in the park. Being one of two Jeep “Badge of Honor” trails in SMORR, the trail draws Jeep owners from great distances, though the trail is, of course, available for all vehicle owners to enjoy. Including trail sections in the forest, along a creek bed, and a descent and ascent sure to make you look twice, this trail has enough to whet the appetite of nearly all. Please note, however, that the park no longer permits full-sized vehicles.


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1. Guard Rail East Trailhead (0 mi)
The more commonly entered eastern trailhead immediately begins with a descent into the valley.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Park Office

Guard Rail is most commonly entered from its eastern trailhead. From the park office, proceed south along the main park road .30 mile. The eastern trailhead will be 200 yards to your left from the main park road. The entrance will be clearly marked at the tree line.


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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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