Wolf Pen Gap


Area Status: 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

Geo-referenced trail map of the Wolf Pen Gap trail system.

Link to the Wolf Pen Gap Trail map on Avenza
 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For more information, contact the Mena-Oden Ranger District at 479-394-2382. Note: The trail system does close when heavy rain is predicted.      
Operational Hours: Seasonal closures - please contact Ranger District for additional information. Open for new season, March 4, 2022 **All Opening dates are dependent on weather conditions at the time
Rentals & Guides: Trail map and information of 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

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. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

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

Day Hiking

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

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

OHV Trail Riding

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.

OHV use within the Wolf Pen Gap Trail complex is limited to designated roads and trails.  Helmet use is recommended.  OHVs are not allowed in recreation areas.

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

Amenities

Parking:
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
35 miles

  Latitude : 
34.492944

  Longitude : 
-94.169889