FKT: Antonio DeRose - Gans Creek Wild Area Trail (MO) - 2024-03-30

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1h 21m 0s

I started this route at 8am and it was a great run. I had one pacer who ran with me. The trail starts just across the bridge and you go to the left down by the creek and then straight up the hill. The entire trail is blazed in orange and easy to follow despite many forks along the way. I really like this trail because it offers varied terrain that includes smooth flat stretches along with gnarly uphills and downhills full of tree roots and loose rock. At the middle point of the trail you do have to cross the creek without a bridge, which was already fairly deep in late March. The tops of the bluffs, where there are several walkable rock ledges that overlook the creek below, are my favorite sections of the trail.