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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Tthe following trails remain CLOSED for maintenance:Trail 313, Trails 6, 8 and 826 located from the junction of 8/816 to the junction of 6/816 (a map will be posted at each trailhead showing the closures)  Please contact the ranger district for additional information.
Operational Hours: Open year round. 
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Open year round.
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 250.

General Information

Directions:

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. 


Activities


Bicycling

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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

Hiking

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Toilets Vault
Parking
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  35 miles