Old Military Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Old Military Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Talihina, Oklahoma that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
278 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




The Old Military Trail starts along Holson Valley Road and connects with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail on the south side of Winding Stair Mountain. These two trails, along with Boardstand Trail, can be combined to form a looped hike of about 23 miles.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Hiked this trail as part of the Ouachita - Boardstand - Old Military Loop. Good condition overall with only some slight overgrowth and briars on the north side of the mountain just before the Scenic Drive.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Old Military Road / Boardstand Path/ Ouachita Mountain Trail collectively form a looped hike of about 23 miles, overlapping with many other routes such as the Choctaw Nation Trail and Panorama Vista, through Talimena State Park—and is argued to be the best hike through the hills of Oklahoma. There are a couple instances towards the end that can be confusing: during the final decent to Talihina State Park, there are intermittent yellow blazes because the INT criss-crosses the Ouachita trail several times, but will close on its self where the Ouachita Trail intersects the Old Military Trail. All state park offices were closed except for central location; we saw no water sources on the route, mostly overcast and cold with strong winds in more open areas/higher elevation. Took us about 10 hours to complete. Not the best scenery in the winter, of course, but still very enjoyable.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

This trail is in my back yard most my life, have done it several times with several different thoughts. If the weather is wet and rainy expect alot of water crossings and mud that normally is not there. also in regards to the trees being down. this happens from time to time when bad weather and ice storms wreck this part of the state. But in general this is a really nice trail that isnt use alot. able to get out and spend time with nature and make it a good two or three day hike when connected to the broad stand trail loop.

Friday, October 23, 2015

I am new to writing and this trail was extremely difficult not well kept and fallen trees blocking the trail

recorded Tree Stump

4 months ago

Sunday, November 01, 2015