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    Ouachita Trail

    I was in Little Rock, Ar last weekend and saw that this trail starts at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The trails is 222 miles long and goes west to Oklahoma.

    There is a chance I may be doing the first 35 miles of this trail going west from the Pinnacle Mountain State Park to Lake Sylvia over the Christmas to New Yrs holidays. No set time yet


    Has anyone ever hiked that section or even the trail?
    Last edited by Ewker; 12-02-2009 at 09:17.
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    I have done the 1st 51.6 in Ok, they say it's the roughest part of the trail. The tread is very rocky, hard to get a good pace ,and the trail is in bad condition. I was on the trail in Jan 2007. The trail guide"Quachita Trail Guide" by Tim Ernst is highly recommended.

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    I live about 15 miles from Pinnacle. The 1st part of the trail is very boring IMO. I recommend starting at the OT HWY 9 trail head and trek West through the Flatside Wilderness area. There are shelters in this area also. I agree with AMS, Tim Ernst is highly recommended. If you want some company and the timing is right I can join you.

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    thanks for the info about the trail. I will look for book by Tim Ernst. That should have the info I need.
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    Friends of the Ouchita trail website and Arkansas Backcountry forum might help you out. I don't know anything about the condition of the trail, but Arkansas trail maintainers don't like to hear about their trails being in poor condition...like the Ozark Highlands Trail is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    Friends of the Ouchita trail website and Arkansas Backcountry forum might help you out.
    got a link to those 2 sites
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    Here and here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    got a link to those 2 sites
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Here and here.
    Ha ... beat me by a minute!

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    thanks...I started to save both links and ended up having the F of the OT already bookmarked. No clue when I did that
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