Trail Highlights A combination of the Little Missouri, the Athens-Big Fork and part of the Viles Branch Horse
Trail, this trail travels through the southwestern portion of the Ouachita National Forest. The trail
crosses the Little Missouri River nine times and travels over nine mountains. Scenic vistas of the
Winding Stairs portion of the Little Missouri River, and the popular Little Missouri Falls, makes
this a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers. The Eagle Rock Loop Trails is in all honesty, truly one of a kind.
Surrounding Areas The Albert Pike Recreation Area, is a well developed camping area, offering swimming,
camping, and fishing opportunities.
Access Little Missouri Recreation Area, Albert Pike recreation Area.
Local User Input This is a very challenging loop and is recommended during the warmer/dryer season due to the number of creek crossings
which can be very deep during the wet season. The Athens/Big Fork section of this loop presents the steepest single track climbs in the state. Even the strongest rider will
have to hike-a-bike some the these hills. This is also one of the more popular trails for hikers, and equestrians, so be aware and be courteous to other