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Ozark Highlands Trail - Western Terminus (National Recreation Trail)

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Region: Ozark Mountain
Length: 3 - 165
Trail Type: Hiking TrailBackpacking Trail

The western terminus of the Ozark Highlands Trail begins behind the visitor center at Lake Fort Smith State Park. The park manages the first three miles in the park with the Ozark Highlands Trail Association managing the rest of the trail system. Waterfalls, ridges, and valleys are all experienced as one hikes the trail. This trail can be completed all at once taking or by breaking it up into sections. The eastern terminus is located along the Buffalo National River at the location known as Woolum, 165 miles from Lake Fort Smith State Park.

For Information:
Park Superintendent, Mountainburg, AR, 72946,
(479) 369-2469

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It would be very helpful if the park administrators could could post the water level in Frog Bayou. It is discomforting to travel to the park intending to hike the OHT and find one cannot cross the river. Ken (8/20/2013)

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Western Terminus Trailhead

Trailhead Location:
Eight miles north of Mountainburg on U.S. 71. Trail begins at the visitor center

GPS Coordinates:
35.695591205808 -94.11824226379

Warren Hollow: 0.42 miles away.
Lee Creek Trail: 9.05 miles away.
Yellow Rock Trail: 9.07 miles away.