Cherry Bend to Hare Mountain via Ozark Highlands Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Cherry Bend to Hare Mountain via Ozark Highlands Trail is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Cobb, Arkansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1922 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Cherry Bend is located on AR Hwy 23 (Pig Trail Scenic Byway), approx. 5 miles North of Cass, or approx. 5.5 miles South of Brashears. The Cherry Bend Trailhead and Parking Area provides access to the Ozark Highlands Trail just south of where the trail crosses the Pig Trail Scenic Byway (AR Hwy 23). The parking area is located on the East side of Hwy 23, and a short spur trail takes off across the highway to connect with the OHT. Just north of the parking lot, behind the informatin board and trail register, are two small, level tent camping pads that would provide a good night's stop while hiking along the OHT. The Cherry Bend Trailhead can also be used as an access point to view a couple of waterfalls down in the creek bottom below, to the southeast. N35 44.597, W93 48.692

hiking
3 months ago

I explored a little of this section of the OHT after some heavy rain. Murray and Senyard Falls were both roaring, though I couldn't get very close to Senyard, as crossing the creek was not an option. I popped over to the Rock House (opposite direction from Hare Mtn) - that's a must-see. The rest of the trail was wall-to-wall waterfalls! All those little streams were wet crossings, and the trail is a streambed much of the time. I was completely drenched after just a few miles, but utterly delighted. I wish I'd been up for a longer hike, as the views from Hare Mtn are reportedly spectacular. I'll be back!

3 months ago