Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Ozark, Arkansas

Morgan Mountain Road

Morgan Mountain Trail runs through the Ozark National Forest near Cass, Arkansas. The road is accessible at several points along the route. This trail used to extend further, however, there was a landslide that caused…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Devils Canyon Trail

Devils Canyon trail is short, but worth the drive. The trail is out-and-back with plenty of primitive campsites if you are looking for a beautiful place to stay. The 1.14 mile trail ends with a…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Prison Fence Trail

An easy scenic trail with a variety of terrain types including gravel, dirt, mud holes, rock ledges and shallow water crossings. The elevation varies from around 1100' to just over 2400' as it follows along…
Total Miles
16.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Little Piney Creek - Union School

This is a fun, dirt and gravel road with 3 miles of single-vehicle trail. There are several water crossings typically 12" deep, and some shallow mud holes, but it can be much deeper and more…
Total Miles
9.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Baker

The gravel road can be messy when wet. This trail is on the south side of Petite Jean Mountain. Plenty of nature viewing along this trail. Watch for wildlife on the roads. Some sections can…
Total Miles
6.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Petite Jean

This gravel road can be messy when wet. Some areas can be rutted and muddy. Fog can be present in higher elevations causing zero visibility. This trail will take you past Petit Jean Mountain and…
Total Miles
10.4
Tech Rating
2 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

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

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

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

Hunt for Old Foundation

This trail is a nice gravel road that can be messy when wet. This trail starts at a very nice dispersed campsite and heads east. The trail ends at a fork in the road. You…
Total Miles
4.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

White Oak

This trail starts at a very nice dispersed campsite and ends at another dispersed campsite. The end campsite has a rock fire ring and huge oak trees. This campsite has room for several vehicles and…
Total Miles
4.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Freedom 44

This trail is a maintained gravel road that can be muddy when wet. This trail starts at a fork in the road and passes some nice streams. There are some small concrete bridges to drive…
Total Miles
8
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

Hawks Peak

This trail starts off on the east side of Highway 71 a few miles north of Waldron Arkansas. Waldron Arkansas has gas stations and a grocery store for last-minute items or fill up. The trail…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

East Poteau Mountain

This site is part of the RUSTIC Poteau Mountain Auto Tour and let me say the road is rough and long, but the views are something to behold. There was an old fire tower site…
Total Miles
5.4
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

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

Pilot Knob Mountain

This will take you to the top of Pilot Knob Mountain. It is a short road, but the beautiful view that is worth a detour if you haven't been. Elevation is 2080'. The first 200'…
Total Miles
0.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bridge Stops Here

This section of forest is not traveled as much as some of the more popular sections. Undergrowth is heavy in places and vehicle scratches are possible. This track has awesome views and a hilltop dispersed…
Total Miles
8.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Wi / Fa

Carwash Falls

One of the most popular places to visit is the Ozark National Forest. This route runs north and south along the Big Piney Creek and offers abundant scenery and numerous places to camp along the…
Total Miles
13.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Wi

Dutch Mountain

This track continues east into the Ouachita National Forest from Highway 71. It will take you further east into the forest. This section of forest is not traveled as much as some of the more…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Cumberland Road

This track continues from the west side of the Ouachita National Forest off Highway 71. It will take you east further into the forest. This section of forest is not traveled as much as some…
Total Miles
6.4
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

Bouncing on Poteau

This section of trail on Poteau Mountain is a very rough section as you travel west. This trail starts at a pull-off for hiking, ATV, and horse trail. It continues west along more rough areas…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Seasonal Camp

This section of forest is not traveled as much as some of the more popular sections. Undergrowth is heavy in places and vehicle scratches are possible. This track will go to a seasonal area to…
Total Miles
3.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Fox Pen West

This track starts on the west side of the Ouachita National Forest off Highway 71. It will take you east into the forest and to a pond and dispersed campsite. This section of forest is…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
2 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

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

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