Little Missouri

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail winds along a portion of the Little Missouri River, a designated wild and scenic river. Cascading waterfalls, stately hardwoods, old-growth pine stands, wildlife, and seasonal leaf colors are just a few of the natural delights awaiting hikers. One of the most scenic areas, the Winding Stair area, offers breathtaking views of the forest, river, and large novaculite rock outcrops. This trail is fairly level with a few steep inclines. It crosses the Little Missouri River eight times and Crooked, Brier, Long, and Blaylock creeks once. Hikers should be careful when crossing streams. Rocks in streams can be slick and high water is dangerous after rain storms.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Picnic/ Day use only. Open all year.
Operational Hours: All year round.
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Fall-Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: This trail is restricted to foot traffic and mountain bikes.  Horses, pack animals, and vehicles are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Glenwood, Arkansas.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Caddo-Womble Ranger District 870-867-2101



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Mountain Biking

Unsurfaced, with a few steep changes in grade.

Status: Open
Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
16 miles