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

Trail map of the Wolf Pen Gap trail system.

Link to the Wolf Pen Gap Trail map on Avenza

Wolf Pen Gap Trail map with contours

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest visitors are asked to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more. The trail system does close when heavy rain is predicted. For more information, contact the Mena-Oden Ranger District at 479-394-2382.
Operational Hours: Seasonal closures - please contact Ranger District for additional information
Rentals & Guides: Trail map of the Wolf Pen Gap trail system. Link to the Wolf Pen Gap Trail map on Avenza to be used on the Avenza smartphone app. More information about the Avenaz app is available here.
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: Mena-Oden Ranger District (479) 394-2382
Information Center: For current conditions, call 479-394-2382

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. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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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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