Little Missouri Trail

#2 of 42 trails in Ouachita National Forest

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Little Missouri Trail is a 15.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Caddo Gap, Arkansas. This trail is fairly level with a few steep inclines. It
crosses the Little Missouri River eight times and Crooked, Brier, Long, and Blaylock creeks once.

The trail is the northeastern segment of the longer Eagle Rock loop trail. The trail passes through the Little Missouri Falls Recreation Area which displays the scenic Little Missouri Falls. It is actually a series of cascades. Their is nothing little about it. Absolutely breathtaking.from here the hiker faces a hill of steps in the trail which lead along large cliffs high above the river. The trail provides a view of the area above the falls on the left and a rock formation on the right. This part of the trail is a historic wagon trail. From here the hike largely follows the Little Missouri River, crossing it several times. It ends at the Albert Pike Recreational area.

Albert Pike Recreation Area; turn left off Hwy. 84 at Langley onto Hwy. 369 for 6 miles.

Take Arkansas Hwy. 84 west of Glenwood, AR; turn north on Arkansas Hwy. 369 at Langley, AR for 6 miles; continue north 3 miles on Forest Service Road 73 to Forest Service Road 43; turn left (northwest) 4 miles to Forest Service Road 25; turn left (west) for 1/2 mile to Forest Service Road 539.

Pull off the gravel road and park the best you can. Camping allowed on the trail or spend the night with showers at the Albert Pike Recreational area.

Caddo Ranger District, 101 Smokey Bear Lane, Glenwood, AR, 71943, (870) 356-4186

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Great hike and beautiful :)

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Beautiful camping by the falls. Great way to finish up a 3rd day hiking the Eagle Rock Loop.

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Beautiful easy hike. Good swimming by falls.

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Great trail. Very well kept. We parked at the end and drove up to the step off point. Hiked 4 miles first day. Set up camp at first bridge. Great sources for water. Next day hiked 10 miles through Albert Pike and over the ridge to the big river crossing and set up camp. Soaked our feet in the nice cool water. Finished the next day. It was a good thing we had marked our truck with our GPS. it would have been hard to find without. Lots of great campsites along the trail.

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Great trail, fantastic falls and sites. Bring a picnic and spend the day hiking and exploring the area.

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This trail passes through the Little Missouri Falls. Very Scenic. Crossed the water 7 times. The water was up, Alot of creeks were flowing. Great year round, best in spring or fall for the falls. absolutely gorgeous. Hiked it in one day. Next time I will slow down and camp on the trail.

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