Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Hot Springs, Arkansas

Old North Fork RD

This trail starts off Hwy 7 and ends at a two-track on the right side of the road. If you want to take the two-track, be prepared for pinstriping. This is a maintained gravel road…
Total Miles
6.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi / Su

Ouachita Pinnacle 1952 FT

This trail picks up from Old North Fork Road and takes you to a 1952 ft elevation. This trail has a decent climb and the trail going up the mountain is rough in places. You…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Winona Scenic Drive

The Winona Auto Tour Scenic Drive is a 26-mile trail located in the Ouachita National Forest. The route travels along with Forest Road #132 between AR Highway 7 north of Jessieville and AR Highway 9…
Total Miles
15.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Muse Mountain Road

Muse Mountain is about 9 miles long in the National Forest. This trail is great to start your off-roading adventure into the Ouachita National Forest. Muse Mountain offers water crossings, camping, mud, and some light…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Pipe Spring

This road leaves Hickory Nut Road at the west end and the east end stops at Crystal Springs Resort entrance. Across the main road is a public boat ramp with restrooms and great views of…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hickory Nut Mountain

This maintained Gravel road goes up to Hickory Nut Vista Lookout. As you travel to the vista you will pass Hickory Nut Campground on the left side of the road. This is a dispersed campground…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lake Sylvia to Winona Lake and HWY9

This trail starts at Lake Sylvia State Park where camping, swimming and water/electric sites are available if needed. Its a great place to explore. After leaving Lake Sylvia this route takes you to LAKE WINONA…
Total Miles
17.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Exit to Tabor Mountain Road

This is a short two-mile trail that ends at Tabor Mountain Road. This exits the gravel road area. This trail picks up from North Fork and Irons Fork Trail. This is a maintained gravel road…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Fort Mountain to Flatside Pinnacle

South Fourche Campground is a convenient roadside picnic area and campground located on Scenic Highway 7 Byway. This campground also provides floating access to the South Fourche River. Free dispersed camping. This route takes you…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

South Forche to Forked Mountain

This route leaves South Forche Campground and leads to Forked Mountain. The campground is free. The campground has set up campsites with vault toilets. There is a water outlet at the campground. Leaving the campground…
Total Miles
6.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Big Fir

This maintained gravel road goes to Big Fir Public Use Area. There are two loop campgrounds (primitive with outhouse) and a rough spur trail that goes to another small camping area (primitive) with lake access.…
Total Miles
4.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Muse Creek and Irons Fork

This trail picks up from North Fork to Gladstone trail. Access from HWY 7 or Hwy 298. This maintained gravel road can be slippery when wet and dusty while dry. The trail ends on Irons…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Womble Silver

This is a nice forest road that if headed east, will end at Highway 270. This trail ends at a very nice Group sized, dispersed campsite. East Fork Twin Creek runs alongside this road. There…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Collier Springs

This gravel road leaves a dispersed campsite. This trail passes several dispersed campsites, including Collier Springs, Crystal Scenic Trail, and Twin Creek Crystal Mine. With huge boulders, many rocks, creeks, and diverse terrain, there is…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Crystal Park

This is a maintained gravel road that can have some mud when wet and possible water crossings depending on the weather. This trail takes you along beautiful views, creeks, and possible wildlife sightings. This trail…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Wildcat Hollow

Running along the north boundary of a section of Ouachita National Forest, south of Highway 28, this gravel road is maintained and contains beautiful scenery. There can be mud during and after rain with a…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Mount Zion Cemetery

This track is all gravel that can have areas of mud and water crossings during or after rain. The south end of this track touches Highway 28. Mount Zion Cemetery is at the south end…
Total Miles
5.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Rock Creek

This track is a gravel road that has a few bridge crossings and nice creek views. Some water crossings can be present during rain. Mud may be present after rain and dusty while dry. Watch…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Pond Camp Special

After starting down this gravel road trail, you will quickly find a beautiful pond. This pond has a dam you can fish from and a dirt launch for small boats. There is also a small…
Total Miles
5.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Talley Mountain

This Trail is a gravel road that can be messy when wet. There can be water crossings along this trail depending on precipitation. Not far up this trail as you travel west, you will see…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Muddy Creek WMA

This track is a nicely maintained gravel road that is very dusty while dry. Loose gravel can be slick. Mud can be present when wet. There are bridge crossings and possible water crossings when wet.…
Total Miles
5.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Highway 24 to Campsite C-10 Poison Springs WMA

Dirt and gravel road south off Highway 24. This road goes into the Poison Spring WMA. A camping permit is required and is free at Poison Springs WMA website. This road can be slippery when…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Country route to White Oak Lake Group Campsite

This is a gravel and dirt road that leads to an awesome group campsite on White Oak Lake. A permit can be found online to camp in this free Poison Springs Forest. There are several…
Total Miles
28.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Cedar View

This track is a nice gravel road. Great views and wildlife are in this area. Some mud when rain is present. Dusty when dry. Valleys and hillsides make this an enjoyable area. This track is…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Moss Curves

Starting at a fork in the road, this trail will dead end at an area you can disperse camp. This trail has plenty of curves with awesome views. Watch for wildlife as you travel this…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Walnut Grove

This gravel road has beautiful views and some nice curves. Watch for wildlife as you travel through the tall trees. There are steep drop-offs on the side of the road where you will hear and…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Poison Springs WMA - Campsite C-10 to C-29 and C-54

This dirt and gravel road takes you to dispersed campsites within the Poison Springs WMA area. Camping permits are required and are free at Poison Springs WMA website. Roads can be slick, and water crossing…
Total Miles
5.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Million Dollar Highway

This track goes through the Muddy Creek WMA. Made up of thick and loose gravel this road can be slick. Dispersed camping can be found in this area. Watch for wildlife to cross the road.…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Stone Wall Falls

This trail is called Stone Wall Falls because of the beautiful natural stone wall that has a waterfall flowing over it. This area will be seen from the road on the left side if you…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Primitive Camp and Shooting Range in Poison Springs WMA

White Oak State Park is a great place to stay while you explore the Poison Springs WMA. If you want full hookups and restrooms while you camp. While at White Oak State Park, ask the…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi