Ozark Highlands Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Ozark Highlands Trail is a 156.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Winslow, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
156.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
23622 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Directions from Lake Fort Smith State Park: Travel 1/4 mile east off U.S. 71 north of Mountainburg; watch for highway sign on U.S. 71 for turnoff to park entrance. Eastern terminus: Tyler Bend Campground on the Buffalo National River; U.S. 65 at Silver Hill

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

It keeps steep in parts but it was still a lot of fun

1 month ago

Love this trail! Beautiful vistas and waterfalls (in season). Challenging climbs at times. Also, creeks can be dry when rainfall is low. Always be prepared. Glad it is close to OK.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Did section 2, in April. The weather was great. Section 2 is roughly 19 miles. Very rugged. You will definitely want to have sturdy boots, strong soles. Camped on the river at a primitive camp at mile 6. Roughly 6 miles further is another chance to stop by a river and eat lunch and recharge. Stock up on water there for the push on to the end of section 2. the final 6 have a lot of up, and no water.

Great hike, great backpacking. Tough sledding but worth the effort.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Never ending climbs, it's awesome!

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

completed the section from Cherry Bend to Hare Mt. Beautiful area to a great overlook on Hare Mt. with a lot of historical remnants.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

it was fun with the family, but was a difficult trail for a first time doing a over night hiking trail. would love to try again when I'm more experienced

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Walked from White Rock to Shores Lake, can't wait to get back, but it's a killer trail. Better be in good shape...

camping
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Hike it last year in March over a 5 days period of time. Weather was terrible, cold and rained 4 out of the 5 days. The one day that it did not rain was absolutely beautiful.
Make sure you know how to use a compass, trails are not always marked well.
Remote and secluded. Also bring your bug repellent, got bite by a tick and ended up with lyme disease, not fun.
Overall loved the trip ; )

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

OHT is a badass trail and is very scenic trail and is very rough on the body. It has a lot of overlooks on the trail and is very amazing. Me and my friends only walked from Cherry Bend to Lick Branch in a weekend but now I can't wait to walk tho whole thing.