Backpacking/Hiking/Camping

Backpacking/Hiking/Camping

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Ouachita Trail:
The trail runs from Pinnacle Mountain State Park outside of Little Rock to Talihina, Oklahoma for 223 miles. For wonderful hikes near Little Rock catch the OT as it crosses HWY 9. This hike travels through Hilary Hollow. If hikers want to hit a spur trail they can leave the OT and hike the Lake Sylvia loop and climb Chinquapin Mountain. For more hikes close to Little Rock come in and talk to our staff. For detailed information about the Ouachita trail, refer to Tim Ernst Ouachita Trail Guide.

Tim Ernst
www.cloudland.net

Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FOOT)
www.friendsot.org
Ozark Highlands Trail:
This 165 mile trail runs from Lake Fort Smith State Park, to Woolum on the Buffalo National River. There is a new section, called the Sylamore,  that is does not currently connect to the trail at Woolum that is 31.6 miles. For a wonderful day hike to the highest point on the OHT, start at the trailhead Cherry Bend off on Hwy 23 leading north out of Cass, AR. Head East on the OHT for 5 miles to the top of Hare Mountain for a great view. For more great hikes in this area, come in talk to our staff about White Rock, Spy Rock Loop and the Marinoni Scenic Area. For additional information about the trail, refer to Tim Ernst Ozark Highlands Trail Guide.

Tim Ernst
www.cloudland.net

Ozark Highlands Trail Association
www.hikearkansas.com
Buffalo River Trail:
This trail weaves along the bluffs and hollows of the Buffalo National River. If you want to see the tallest waterfall between the east coast and the Rockies hike the Compton Loop to Hemmed-In- Hollow. Take HWY 43 to Compton and follow the signs and dirt road to the trail head. This 7.2 mile trail takes you to Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls, the Buffalo River, Granny Henderson’s cabin, and along Sneeds Creek back to the trailhead. This trail has substantial elevation gain and is quite rugged. Prepare for a long day if taking this route. For more hiking adventures along the river come to our store and speak to our staff. We have maps and books to help you find your special wild space. For detailed information about the Buffalo River Trails refer to Tim Ernst Buffalo River Hiking Trails book or Arkansas Hiking Trails book.

Tim Ernst
www.cloudland.net
Camping

Petit Jean State Park
www.petitjeanstatepark.com

Mount Nebo State Park
www.arkansasstateparks.com/mountnebo/

Woolly Hollow State Park
www.arkansasstateparks.com/woollyhollow/

Devils Den State Park
www.arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden/

Arkansas State Park web-site park finder
www.arkansasstateparks.com/park-finder/