Best trails in Ozark National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Ozark National Forest, Arkansas? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Ozark National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 49.5 miles and from 659 to 2,385 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Ozark National Forest spans 1.2 million acres and is located predominantly in the Ozark mountains in northern Arkansas. Within this National Forest you can hike Mount Magazine, the tallest mountain in the Arkansas, or explore Blanchard Springs Caverns, a living underground cave. This scenic area administered by the Forest Service offers cabins atop White Rock or beside Lake Wedington, ample opportunities for wildlife viewing, picnics sites, hiking trails, scenic drives, diverse forests, and tons of recreational opportunities.
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#1 - Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Situated deep into the Ozark National Forest, the Hawksbill Crag is an Arkansas treasure. Thousands of hikers every year traverse the Whitaker Point Trail up to the beautiful rocky viewpoint. Upon arShow more
#2 - Glory Hole Waterfall Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 59 m
The trail in to the water fall is all down hill, so the hike out is all up hill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The waterfall is unique in that the water has Show more
#3 - Pedestal Rocks Loop Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Arch & Pedestal Rocks, Caves Trail follows an unofficial trail and bushwhack from Richland Creek NF campgrounds to the bluffs deep in the wilderness that contain caves, an arch and Pedestal rocks. WatShow more
#4 - Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Devils Canyon Scenic Area Trail & Bushwhack is a three mile loop through a forested canyon with two waterfalls, one 63 ft. tall and one 16 ft. tall. The hike out of the canyon is a steep scramble outShow more
#5 - Kings River Falls Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 46 m
Kings River Falls is an scenic hike along the banks of the Kings River that ends at the falls. Best visited mid autumn through mid spring for a more spectacular view of the falls. The trail is well Show more
#6 - Sam's Throne Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Sam's Throne Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Judea, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#7 - North Sylamore Creek Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 22.8 mi • Est. 11 h 8 m
Five sections/six trailheads (southeast to northwest): Allison mile-0, Blanchard Springs Recreation Area mile 4.7, Gunner Pool Recreation Area mile 10, Barkshed Recreation Area mile 14, Cole Fork RoaShow more
#8 - Kings Bluff and Pedestal Rocks
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Kings Bluff and Pedestal Rocks is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pelsor, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#9 - Redding/Spy Rock Loop Trail
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
Trailhead is located on the NE corner of the Redding campground.Show more
#10 - Falling Water Scenic Drive
Ozark National Forest
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Length: 15.3 mi
Falling water falls is on the right at 2.3 miles, Six Finger falls is at mile 6 on the left. Other falls in are in the area. Primitive camping with no facilities at Richland Creek campsite. Pit toiShow more
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