This trail follows the Little Missouri River, where swift water collides with sheer bluffs and huge rock formations to produce some of the most spectacular scenery in Arkansas. The Albert Pike Recreation Area, located about 45 miles southwest of Hot Springs, is one of the most popular spots in the Ouachita National Forest.
The site is named after Albert Pike, who is remembered primarily as an officer of the Confederacy and a prolific writer. The countryside around Albert Pike Recreation Area is extremely beautiful, with the Little Missouri River, cascading waterfalls, rock outcroppings, scenic views, and swimming holes. And the hiking trails run right through it all.
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