Big Brushy Trail Complex

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Brushy Mountain, Mountain Top, Rockhouse and Brushy Creek Trails, combined with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, allow many opportunities for loop-trail hiking and biking, ranging from 3 to 12 miles in length. Travelers may see flowing streams, waterfalls, geologic formations, and quiet woodlands along the trail. The trails may be reached from parking and camping areas at the Big Brushy Campground. Except for Brushy Mountain Trail, all trails in the Big Brushy Complex are open to hiking and mountain bikes. Brushy Mountain Trail is open to foot traffic only.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year round.
Rentals & Guides: Click here for more information and a map.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees No fee.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Fall-Spring
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: Pack it in, pack it out.

Horses, pack animals and vehicles are prohibited on all trails in the Complex.

Mountain bikes are prohibited on Brushy Mountain Trail.

To preserve the beauty of the trails, please camp at least 100 feet from the trail.

Closest Towns: Oden, Arkansas.
Water: Not for drinking
Restroom: None
Operated By: Mena-Oden Ranger District (479) 394-2382

General Information


The trail complex may be entered from Big Brushy Campground on Forest Service Roads 6, 813, and E16B. The trail can also be entered at the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.



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Picnic tables
Parking Located at trailhead.
Tent camping