Ouachita National Forest

Black Fork Mountain Trail in southwest Arkansas, near the Oklahoma border, is a great long day hike or overnight backpacking trip for those who want to escape the crouds.

Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Black Fork Mountain stretches from Arkansas into Oklahoma just north of Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the Ouachita National Forest. The trail offers spectacular views, unique forests, and historic places. Black Fork Mountain Trail is great for a long day hike or an overnight backpack.… Read More »Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Backpacking the Ouachita Trail from Highway 298 to Highway 7, is my favorite part of the OT because of its beautiful views and vistas.

Ouachita Trail – Section Nine

Arkansas has several long-distance trails, with the longest ones being the Ouachita Trail and the Ozark Highlands Trail. But if you cannot take two to three weeks off from work or simply don’t have the energy to thru-hike, there are many lovely trailheads along the… Read More »Ouachita Trail – Section Nine

Hiking the Charlton Trail in southwest Arkansas, a great day hike.

Hiking the Charlton Trail

If you are looking for an awesome day hike within a short distance of Hot Springs National Park, it is not hard to find a trail. You can narrow it down by what you want to see, like a waterfall, the lake, beautiful woods, or… Read More »Hiking the Charlton Trail

Hunt's Loop

Hiking Hunt’s Loop Trail

One of my favorite day hikes around Hot Springs is the Hunt’s Loop Trail in the Ouachita National Forest. The 4.3-mile-hike takes you straight up Short Mountain to a gorgeous vista and then through some of the most beautiful woods along the ridge of the… Read More »Hiking Hunt’s Loop Trail

Big Brushy Trail Complex

A soggy socked start to the new year Last New Year’s Eve was the first holiday that I went to bed before midnight since I have been old enough to stay up to ring in the new year. Zach and I decided to spend the… Read More »Big Brushy Trail Complex

Hiking Brush Heap Mountain

Brush Heap Mountain is located on the Athens-Big Fork Trail, which is one of the hardest trails to tackle in the Ouachita Mountains. Most trails follow the ridges of the Ouachitas, located in southwest Arkansas, which run east to west. The ABF, however, is a… Read More »Hiking Brush Heap Mountain

Hometown hikes

Hot Springs, a great place to take a hike One aspect of my hometown, Hot Springs, Ark., that I love so much is that we are so close to hiking trails. They vary in lengths and sites, provide a getaway for any mood. Some trails… Read More »Hometown hikes