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13 hours ago

All you first timers, don't forget to contact the Caddo Womble ranger station for a free patch!

hiking
5 days ago

I would recommend this trail, plenty of water along the trail and several good swimming holes. There was multiple water crossings so be prepared for that.

Super awesome. Gorgeous. Exciting. Dream like.

backpacking
6 days ago

Amazing trail! Did it in about 2.5 days which was a perfect pace January 14th-16th. Eagle rock loop has it all and offers a beautiful variety of scenery ranging from mountainous views to valleys covered in tall pines. Be prepared for the water crossings! Fortunately there were only around 4 big river crossings that required actually getting your feet and legs wet. I would say starting at little Missouri trail head was a good going counter clockwise. Especially if you want to get some of your major elevation gain out of the way and with only 7 miles to the vista, which makes a great first nights camp with its gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains. If you get the chance, do this trail!!

Very nice trail but we did Not cross the bridge on the highway because it's Very dangerous. There's No walkway or room for pedestrians.
I would recommend driving across and parking on other side.

walked this in January, no bugs! besides the short walk across the bridge being pretty dangerous as there is no bicycle lane, especially with a dog, the trail was great! well marked, we had a blast

I come here often one of my favorite trails in Arkansas. The top of the trail on the dirt road is pretty and easily walked with a few good over looks. The trail down to the waterfall is rather hard but worth it!

Whew!! I did the full 17.8 miles yesterday and it was a bear! Really enjoyed the challenge though.

All trails, any idea why the map shows the trail ending at 8.9 miles (just south of the highway there) when it actually continues for another 1.6 miles north to Forest Road, 10.5 miles total?

So much nature...scenic views, difficult trek but so worth it! It was a bit muddy today but the dogs enjoyed this more than the creek!

Great day hike! I look forward to getting back and doing the full trail.

The most beautiful trail In the state. One of my favorite places to be.

backpacking
14 days ago

Excellent tail, not for beginners! Don’t forget your water shoes, and have fun.

backpacking
15 days ago

beautiful scenery and challenges that were fun. We highly enjoyed our stay here.

https://youtu.be/SurUVq9Gfgk

click the link to see :)

backpacking
15 days ago

We did the Buckeye Mountain/Caney Creek Trail Loop on 12/01-12/02. This review is just for the Buckeye portion. If you are starting from Buckeye trailhead, make sure that you have plenty of water from the start. If you are starting around Katy Falls, make sure you top off before you head up. The trail runs along a mountain ridge and there are no places to stop for water once on the trail.

Started at the Caney Creek trailhead and made the 1.1 mile hike up the road to the Buckeye Mountain trailhead. This hike up the road is by far the worst part of the hike, as it is just a constant gradual ascent for the whole mile. The trail itself is not very difficult. It's a pretty quick hike up to the ridge. Then a several small ascents and descents as you go along the mountain ridges. Lots of great spots for photos. There was one spot on the ridge where we almost lost the trail, but I think this was mostly due to a lot of fallen leaves. Other than that, it was easy to keep up with.

On the descent toward Katy Falls, there were a few spots where some large fallen trees blocked the trail, and we had to get a little creative to get around them. Outside of this, the trail was easy to follow and hike down.

Katy Falls area is a nice spot to stop to rest before completing the remainder of the loop, or finding a spot to camp.

hiking
15 days ago

Started off the new year proper with a family hike!! This was also the first hike of our #52hikechallenge for 2019 and we can’t wait for the adventures ahead. New Year’s Day was a cold one and we only got about a mile of hiking in, but we brought hot chocolate and dressed in layers so we had a blast! We will definitely be back to explore the rest of the trails and look for rose rocks. (Lake Thunderbird is a great place to find them)

hiking
16 days ago

I brought a first timer out here on new year weekend. She ended up loving it and now we are planning our second trip. We posted a video of our experience here if you want to get an idea of what the trail looks like https://youtu.be/B2vhT4QxFjE

Hiked 7.5 miles 12/30/18 started the green loop then went on to the yellow and red loops. They are not marked well so go in with a trail map and gps. Otherwise great hike and view of the lake at the tip of the red trail. The trails are not maintained by the park itself but rather the Bicycle League of Norman which is where you can acquire the most recent map of the trails.

Everything I could ask for in a mountain ridge hike!

I started this trek at the north end of the trail and went south. This is quite a difficult trail and you really should be in shape to attempt this section. I did not use poles, but I can see how they would be helpful.

Due to a late start and short winter days, I only went in three miles and then turned back. That distance was still enough to see the views from the top of three ridge lines and to cross three streams in which I had to change shoes. There were several more small crossings that I was able to keep my boots on.

I saw several groups of through hikers. I imagine this was due to it being the weekend between Christmas and New Year.

backpacking
20 days ago

great trail. some washed out bluffs on the trail and big pine log across one bluff, be safe and watch your footing. great primative camping areas Along the river. great hike, great scenery.

GREAT TRAIL!

Beautiful place great views I wish they had a trail to lead to the other waterfall you see in the other side but other then that an amazing place

backpacking
24 days ago

This is an absolutely stunning backpacking trail. We did this in two nights. We camped out at the Eagle Rock Vista and it was gorgeous. I'd consider this a fairly easy trail so as long as you are prepared. I had a 35 lb pack and my wife had a 25 lb pack. We definitely WAY overpacked, but it was our first trip and we had done it during November. Loved every bit of it.

on Clear Bay Trail

24 days ago

Not many people here until afternoon. Stayed on blue and red trails. Well maintained and clear. Nice trail close to the lake. We saw ~9 deer, 2 armadillo and a dead opossum. Of course the trails are many and not marked well. Bring your GPS for a stress free enjoyable day of exploring.

hiking
26 days ago

Always a beautiful day hike...never disappointed no matter the season. Can get fairly packed with hikers and campers in fair weather.

trail running
26 days ago

Solid trail close to the south side of OKC

hiking
27 days ago

Took my son to the Ouachita National Forest to do the Eagle Rock Loop trial this weekend. Beautiful trail with a little bit of everything. It was a memorable experience to say the least. Hiking, cooking, singing haha. The River crossings ending up being our down fall with river getting his boots soaked the first 0.5 miles in to our hike. Then again the next day 3 miles in. I could have picked an easier trail to take my son on for sure my fault... All in all we had such a great time neither of us will ever forget. I’ll be back to complete this 28.2 mile trail soon though. We Posted a video of it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5FNAX9-vo

mountain biking
27 days ago

Unless you are riding with a local don’t even waste your time going to this place. It’s a total clusterf...k of unmarked trails that crisscross over each other for no apparent reason. The trails in and if themselves are okay, but there are better places to ride trust me.

backpacking
1 month ago

This loop has it all. Scenic views, hardwood Forrest, river, gorges, swimming holes, waterfall, ancient sea floor rock formations, water sources, a cemetery...yadda yadda yadda...with plenty of developed backcountry sites to overnight. Water crossings vary, each trip has been a little different. Be prepared. It’s a nice 2, even 3 day hike. Last trip I didn’t see another soul until I reached the Winding Stair Trail which had some leaf peepers.

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