Beginner Offroad Trails Near Sims

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shady Lake to Crooked Creek Falls

This Route starts at Shady Lake Campground and goes past several dispersed campsites. It passes Bard Spring, Albert Pike, Little Missouri Falls and ends at Crooked Creek Falls. You can disperse camp at Crooked Creek…
Total Miles
22.1
Tech Rating
2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buffalo Leaves the Forrest

This gravel forest road starts at a fork at Buffalo Road and ends at Highway 71. The views in this part of the Ouachita National Forest are awesome. There are dispersed campsites along this trail.…
Total Miles
6.1
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

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

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

Wolf Pen Gap 313

This trail takes off from the all-vehicle Polk Road 619 West Gap 277 and is an ATV and SXS trail only. The start of this trail is a great place for a snack. The trail…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

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

Polk Road 619 West Gap 277

This route is dirt and gravel and open to all vehicle traffic. There are some ruts and washouts that break up the easy, dirt road. There are a few small places to pull off with…
Total Miles
2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa