Ozark Highlands Trail: Moccasin Springs to Cripple Turkey Road

MODERATE 2 reviews

Ozark Highlands Trail: Moccasin Springs to Cripple Turkey Road is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Big Flat, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

The Ozark Highlands Trail Sylamore Section is a 32 mile linear thru-trail, a link in the 800-mile Trans Ozark Trail, under construction and 80% complete. The OHT generally parallels scenic Arkansas Highway 341, also known as Push Mountain Road. This 32-mile OHT Sylamore Section has seven trailheads, with access to remote, off-trail seasonal waterfalls scattered through the Ozark National Forest. At mile 13.5, the Cripple Turkey Road trailhead is a junction with the 23-mile North Sylamore Creek Trail, which follows Sylamore Creek on its southwesterly course to the White River. The two trails form a 55 mile trail network through the most rugged and remote peaks and hollows in the Ozark Mountains, mostly national forest land.

hiking
1 month ago

Fine Ozark Mountains trail, both trailheads on high ridges, with middle section following creek bottom. No problem crossing creek with dry feet in normal weather. Nice bluff in the creek bottom, but this 4.6 miles lacks the scenic vistas of other sections of the OHT.