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Fourche Mountain Trail - Ouachita Trail

Nearest Towns:

Mena, Arkansas
Waldron, Arkansas

Landholder:

Ouachita National Forest

Trail Highlights
The Fourche Mountain Trail offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob.  Points of interest include an abandoned silver mine, beautiful streams in steep ravines, several spectacular views of the Ouachita Mountains, rock glades, and uncommon plant life.  This trail network provides horseback riding, day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and ATV opportunities.  Day use parking is available on the south side of Hwy 270 along the old Hwy.

Surrounding Area
Camp, swim or picnic at the Mill Creek Recreation Area located north of Highway 270.  There are small stream fishing opportunities upstream and downstream of the Mill Creek Recreation Area. 

Site Amenities
Drinking Water, and bathrooms available at the Mill Creek Recreation Area.

Local User Input
Mill Creek is a great place to camp.  This facility does not get the heavy use as the recreation areas near Lake Ouachita.  A large swim area is a welcome relief during the hot summer rides.  Lots of trails from moderately challenging to very challenging.  You can take the trails clear up to the Ouachita Trail and make a return loop.  The descent from Buck Knob is one wild ride.  Don't forget to check out the little one mile interpretive loop on the north side of Mill Creek across from the Campground. 

The Campground is close to the Big Brushy Trail head and the Highway 71 Trailhead for the Ouachita Trail. 


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