Ouachita National Recreation Trail
ElevationAscent: 25,660' 7,821 m
Descent: -26,290' -8,013 m
High: 2,651' 808 m
Low: 260' 79 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
Current trail conditions
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“This rough, rugged and remote trail is currently the longest trail in the Ouachita National Forest.”— Joe Jacobs
Throughout the Ouachita National Recreation Trail there are many road crossings and trail access points that allow for hikers to explore the trail in a variety of ways, making easy to customize distances and scenic opportunities of the hike. The trail spans elevations of 600 to 2,600 feet while crossing a variety of landscapes as it moves west over the mountains and valleys of the Ouachita Mountains.
Parking is available at most trail access points where the trail hits a road crossing.
Land Manager: USFS - Ouachita National Forest Office