Ouachita National Forest Trails

Miles and miles of ridge top trails and mountain valley trails await you in the Ouachita Mountains, with some of the best being in the National Forest. If you are looking for solitude and empty trails, the Ouachita National Forest is one of the most remote parts of the Midwest. Spend a day, spend a week, just make sure to visit as many different trails as possible.

Passing through the Ouachita National Forest, stretching from Eastern Oklahoma to near Little Rock, Arkansas, is the 225-mile long Ouachita National Recreation Trail. This trail will take hikers atop Rich Mountain, the highest point in the Ouachitas. The trail also passes through the Winding Stair National Redreation Area.

Currently, there are so many more trails within the Ouachita National Forest than I have had time to photograph, gather information for, and list here. As soon as new information becomes available, and I am able to either gather pictures or create a map, I will post those new trails here.