Big Brushy Trail Complex Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This trail, home to lots of interesting wildlife and plants, winds along Big Brushy Creek and shares part of its path with the Ouachita Trail. The area in and around Mount Ida and Hot Springs is also well known for its beautiful crystals. You can buy them at roadside displays, where their jeweled colors glitter in the sun, or you can obtain a permit to dig for your own crystals. Hiking in this district is a delightful experience to be enjoyed year-round. The trails are well maintained with easily accessed trailheads. Local citizens have also been involved by providing seed for the bird feeders and transplanting wildflowers.
The trail is open year-round and is exceptionally pleasant in spring and fall. Brushy Mountain, Mountain Top, Rockhouse, and Brushy Creek Trails and a short portion of the Ouachita Trail combine to form the Big Brushy Trail Complex. Travelers may see flowing streams, waterfalls, geologic formations, and quiet woodlands along the trail."