Jesse James Getaway
The Jesse James Getaway self-guided day tour is named in honor of the famous outlaw, Jesse James, who along with the James Gang robbed a train at Gad’s Hill, Missouri in 1874. They got about a 60-mile head start and headed west on some fast horses and got away quickly running along the beautiful creeks, over the hills and through the woods to Maggard’s Cabin on the Current River.
Awesome A Highway and its Sinking Creek crossings and Logan Creek Valley are a likely route for this roughshod band to further elude the persistent posse.
Route Distance: 115 miles with plenty of sweeping curves
Gasoline Locations: Eminence, Bunker, Summersville
Time Frame: 3-4 hours
Attractions along the Route: Current River, Logan Creek Valley (B Highway), Awesome A Highway and Sinking Creek, Aker’s Ferry and Canoe Rental on the Current River (ask about Jesse James Floating Special), The Old Mill at Summersville, Alley Spring and Mill with its Storey Creek School House and Old Country Store