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