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    Ozark Highlands Trail

    Hey out there, Any of you guys have some recommended spots to backpack on the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas?

    Tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    HY
    “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared” - Jack Handy

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    Backpackingarkansas.com there you will fix lots of info on ark trails. Hope this helps.

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    after hearing about this from you on Facebook I am seriously considering making this part of my trip with CryOTheWild! Sounds like a great trail!

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    Most any section on this trail you can't go wrong. I guess some of my favorite sections are White Rock Mountain area, and before and after Haw creek Falls which is between Ozone and fairview. Here is a video from Fairview to Haw creek..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhKsEfc8GpU

    Tim Ernst, Ozark Highland Trail Guide... this book is the one to get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Most any section on this trail you can't go wrong. I guess some of my favorite sections are White Rock Mountain area, and before and after Haw creek Falls which is between Ozone and fairview. Here is a video from Fairview to Haw creek..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhKsEfc8GpU

    Tim Ernst, Ozark Highland Trail Guide... this book is the one to get...
    I saw a picture of Haw Creek Falls and I'd love to stop there on my trip. What is the closest trail head to there?

    Also, sorry for hijacking this thread

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    Haw creek Falls, is in a big camp area know as Haw creek Falls Campgrounds. I'm not sure if they opened it back up to the public. It was closed I believe for awhile.
    Fort Douglas is the actual Trail head in this area on Hwy 23.

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    Before and after Haw Creek Falls. Section 5 I think. Hands down my favorite section of the OHT. If you haven't visited Haw Creek Falls, you are truly missing out on an incredible place. Camping is open to the public. That is my goto Car Camping spot with tons of day hikes around. Usually though, if car camping, I tend to setup a hammock down near the falls and just chillax, recharge, and enjoy it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Most any section on this trail you can't go wrong. I guess some of my favorite sections are White Rock Mountain area, and before and after Haw creek Falls which is between Ozone and fairview. Here is a video from Fairview to Haw creek..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhKsEfc8GpU

    Tim Ernst, Ozark Highland Trail Guide... this book is the one to get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeHouse View Post
    Haw creek Falls, is in a big camp area know as Haw creek Falls Campgrounds. I'm not sure if they opened it back up to the public. It was closed I believe for awhile.
    Fort Douglas is the actual Trail head in this area on Hwy 23.
    from looking at the website for the OHT I thought there weren't any established campgrounds? I thought it was just camp anywhere along the trail as long as you're 200 ft from the trail or water and out of sight?

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    OHT goes right through the middle of the Haw Creek Falls campground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    from looking at the website for the OHT I thought there weren't any established campgrounds? I thought it was just camp anywhere along the trail as long as you're 200 ft from the trail or water and out of sight?
    Their are many established campgrounds the OHT goes through... But you are right too, that u can camp anywhere on the trail...

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