Angling Pinnacle 2

Total Miles
10.6

Elevation

429.04 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is by far the ultimate fun 4x4 road. Starting from the east there is a pretty big campsite next to a creek which could be good for fishing. Continuing down the road there are several water crossings and creeks which at times may flow over the roads. This road is mostly gravel and clay-like mud. There are very steep climbs, descents, rocks, boulders, and washed-out roads which require a high-clearance vehicle to maneuver through the washouts. If you start from the west side of the trail there is an area where you can collect plenty of firewood. Lots to see along this route, scenic views of the entire mountains, birds, deer, and even skunks. The Ouachita Recreation Trail- Hunts Loop is very close so using this area to camp in beforehand would be a great midpoint. Caution though as this area is known for Cottonmouth and Rattlesnakes. Cottonmouths usually hang out by the creeks and the rattlesnakes are near rocks. I have yet to see either but my dog did get bit by a cottonmouth while she was near a creek. There are over 60 different plant species in this forest so bring your guide so you can see how many you can spot along this road.

Photos of Angling Pinnacle 2

Angling Pinnacle 2
Angling Pinnacle 2
Angling Pinnacle 2

Difficulty

There are very steep climbs, descents, rocks, boulders, and washed-out roads which require a high-clearance vehicle to maneuver through the washouts. Coming from the west side there is a very long steep hill climb at about 1.5 miles after that there are washed-out sections, creek crossings, and boulders. I had to use 4low to climb this hill.

History

Please follow this link to an interesting article on the Ouachita National Forest: http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/handbooks/ouachita.pdf

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Davin Jarvinen
May 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
The forest service regraded the trail and added drain culverts. Pretty much a dirt road now. Was in 2H and never once thought about shifting to 4LOw even with it raining.
Charles Wilson
Dec 10, 2023
4x4
Open
John Bowman
Oct 15, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Colby Chapman
Jul 17, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

Google Ola, Arkansas then head south on Highway 7 then left on Angling Pinnacle 2 Road.

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