Wolf Pen Gap

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Featuring high mountain vistas, the trail leads the rider through an array of areas, including scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek. The trail continues through a forest of large pines and hardwoods before passing the unique 2-footed oak tree and an abandoned mine shaft. The trail loops are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their trips.

Wolf Pen Gap Trail Map and Information

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Wolf Pen Gap will be closing on Nov 1 except for Trail 1 from the North trailhead to the South trailhead which stays open year around. Two holiday periods will open the trail system at Wolf Pen Gap to OHV use: Nov 23 through Nov 28, and Dec 25 through Jan 2. The only closure during that time would be if there is a considerable amount of rain or snow. Trail 826 remains closed due to a damaged culvert.  Please contact the ranger district or the Press Release for additional information
Operational Hours: Seasonal closures - please contact Ranger District for additional information
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: OHV use within the Wolf Pen Gap Trail complex is limited to designated roads and trails.  Camping is limited to designated camp sites.  Trailheads are not available for camping.  Helmet use is recommended.  OHVs are not allowed in recreation areas.
Closest Towns: Mena, Arkansas.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For current conditions, call 479-394-5595 ext 289.

General Information


West Trailhead: From Mena, take State Highway 8 east for 1 mile to Arkansas 375, then south 8 miles to the trailhead near County Road 277.

South Trailhead: Farther south on Arkansas 375 on the left.


East Trailhead: From Mena take Hwy. 8 east about 20 miles (about 1 mile east of Big Fork), turn right on Polk County Rd. 83 (Forest Road 38), travel 5 miles to the East Trailhead.


North Trailhead: From Mena, take Hwy. 8 east of 10 miles to Polk County Rd. 61, travel 3.5 miles, turn right at the sign, go 1/2 mile to the North Trailhead. 



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Mountain Biking

Trail surface is either gravel or unsurfaced.  The length is 35 miles of loop trails.

Trails 3, 3B, 3C and 6 have sections for experienced riders only.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
35 miles