ATV Trails Near Northwest Arkansas

ATV Trails Near Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas, known as "The Natural State," abounds with state parks, forests and natural areas, several of which have trails where ATV riding is permitted. Enjoy the great outdoors on multi-use trails shared with hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders in the Ozark National Forest in northwest and central Arkansas.

Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail

The Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail is the only multi-use trail in Mount Magazine State Park, home to the state's highest mountain of the same name, which reaches 2,753 feet. The trail encompasses 34 miles of moderate to strenuous terrain through the Ozark National Forest, with only .6 miles within the boundaries of the state park. Camping is permitted along some areas of this trail located off Highway 309, 17 miles south of Paris, Arkansas.

Mount Magazine State Park
16878 Highway 309 South
Paris, AR 72855
(877) 665-6343

Mill Creek Trail

The United States Forest Service has instituted regulations with regard to the use of trails on federal land such as the Ozark National Forest, designating specific routes that can be utilized by all OHVs, including ATVs. The 42-mile Mill Creek Trail is designated for ATV use. Some portions of the trail are easy while others are extremely difficult. There is no water available at the trailhead, although a vault toilet is available at the trailhead on Forest Service Road 1509. The Mill Creek Trailhead is located near the towns of Ozark and Combs.

Boston Mountain Ranger District
P.O. Box 76, Hwy. 23
Ozark, AR 72949
(479) 667-2191

Moccasin Gap Trail

Moccasin Gap Trail has also been designated for ATV use by the U.S. Forest Service. Cross multiple streams and see cascading waterfalls as you follow this 28-mile-long trail that winds through pines and other indigenous hardwoods found in the Ozark National Forest. Facilities include 17 camp sites and vault toilets. The trailhead is located about 25 miles north of Russellville, off Arkansas Highway 7.

Bayou Ranger District
12000 SR 27
Hector, AR 72843
(479) 284-3150

Brock Creek Trail

Effected at times by heavy erosion, Brock Creek Trail is another multi-use trail with 42 miles of steep slopes, and rough and rugged loops sure to send you soaking in a hot tub at the end of the day. This trail is located in the Bayou Ranger District, near Jerusalem. Vault toilets and six campsites are available at the Brock Creek Campground; however, no water or electric is available.

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
605 W. Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-2354

Article Written By Kandra Sperling

Kandra Sperling is a freelance writer and photojournalist with more than 30 years' experience. She has worked as a community news editor, writer and photographer for the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas." She has received three awards from the National Press Women's Association and numerous state awards. Sperling earned a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

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