Horsethief Springs Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Horsethief Springs Trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the area. The trail begins at Cedar Lake and loops through many different tree species. The hiker will cross several small streams before connecting with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. The trail then loops back down the northern face of Winding Stair Mountain to Cedar Lake. Using the Ouachita National Recreation Trail to form the loop results in about an 11-mile hike.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Some areas and trails may be closed due to prescribed fires. Please check the following website for maps, updates, and trail closures.
Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: The Ouachita National Recreation Trail section of the loop is closed to horses.
Closest Towns: Talihina, Oklahoma.
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: None
Operated By: Oklahoma Ranger District (580) 494-6402

General Information


• Horsethief Springs Picnic ground along Oklahoma State Highway 1 (Talimena Scenic Drive) 6 miles west of U.S. Highway 259 junction.

• Holson Valley Road, 3 miles east of U.S. Highway 271 junction.

• Cedar Lake Recreation Area, 2 miles west of U.S. 59 on Holson Valley Road.



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