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A combination of the Little Missouri, the Athens-Big Fork and part of the Viles Branch Horse Trail, this trail travels through the scenic southwestern portion of the Ouachita National Forest.

This trail offers the longest loop hike in Arkansas. A combination of the Little Missouri, the Athens-Big Fork and part of the Viles Branch Horse
Trail, this trail travels through the scenic southwestern portion of the Ouachita National Forest. Trail difficulty ranges from easy to most difficult. The trail crosses the Little Missouri River nine times and travels over nine mountains. There are also numerous creek crossings. There are no foot bridges so be careful when crossing rivers and creeks during periods of high water.

Access: There are 5 trailheads. (1.) Albert Pike Recreation Area off Highway 369. ( 2.) Little Missouri Falls on Forest Road 25. (3.) 4 miles west of Little Missouri Falls on Forest Road 25. (4. &5.) east of Bard Springs Recreation Area on Forest Road 106.

Trail marking: White rectangles.

Water: Albert Pike Recreation Area, Little Missouri Falls. Treat all lake and stream water before drinking.

Surrounding Areas: Albert Pike Recreation Area, a well developed camping area, offers swimming, camping, and fishing opportunities. Little Missouri Falls, a forested picnic area, offers fishing and a trail to a waterfall overlook. For more hiking experiences in the area try the Caney Creek Trails.

Directions: From Glenwood area, There are 5 trailheads. (1.) Albert Pike Recreation Area off Highway 369. ( 2.) Little Missouri Falls on Forest Road 25. (3.) 4 miles west of Little Missouri Falls on Forest Road 25. (4. &5.) east of Bard Springs Recreation Area on Forest Road 106.

Distance: 26.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

 
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Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas


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