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Rand Road - Leatherwood Wilderness

Point 30 Details
0.7 mi. between 29 & 30
Hiking, Birding, Walks, ATV, Horse Riding

rand road entrance
Rand Road entrance

Directions - A little less than a mile further from Moccasin Springs look for an old wooden sign saying "Leather Wilderness" and a little blue sign with white numbers saying CR 1283.

Road Names - Rand Road, Baxter CR-1283, FSR-1118

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What Is It Like? - Rand runs mostly through thick hardwood forest, but there are some open views. It is wider than some back country roads and makes a nice drive any time of the year.

Hiking, Birding, Walking, ATV Use - This is the southern border of the Leatherwood Wilderness Area. Heading down Rand Road everything on your left is in the Ozark National Forest. Everything on your right is in the Leatherwood Wilderness Area. Knowing the difference is important because any motorized or mechanical vehicle - like mountain bikes, ATVs, or trucks - are NOT allowed in the Leatherwood. Only horse and foot traffic are allowed in the Leatherwood. You CAN use motorized and mechanical vehicles in the National Forest.

There are several old logging roads branching off Rand Road, and all of them are dead ends. Rand Road is about 9 miles long. About 6.6 miles down Rand you come to a "T" intersection with FSR 1111 (aka Spring Creek Road). Some maps show Rand continuing on to a dead end at private property, other maps show Rand ending here, and FSR1111 is what dead-ends at the private property. Turn left and you come to the OHT Spring Creek Trailhead in a half-mile. Turn right and in about 2.5 miles you come to private property at a sign reading "Caney Mountain Horse Camp." Turn around here because going further puts you on posted private property. Caney is a private operation. While catering primarily to horse riders, they do rent campsites and rooms on a nightly basis.                       

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