Rd 5560

Total Miles
8.3

Elevation

569.86 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Coming in from a cute little town called Oark, Arkansas it's a hustling and bustling little town with a burger joint for the Ozark Heritage Trail enthusiasts. It starts as a paved road and then ends after a newly built bridge. From there you travel through an area that's populated with houses then it turns into the national forest. Mulberry River parallels this road and is accessible farther down the road where you can pull off to the side and enjoy the ice-cold river. Not too much farther down the road, there is a parking/camping area (down a little side road) for the Ozark Highland Trail. The Ozarks are home to a plethora of wildlife species including cottonmouth and rattlesnakes. Cottonmouth can be found near streams and water so be mindful of where you step. The road then ends at another small highway that is paved.

Photos of Rd 5560

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Difficulty

Easy gravel road however if there is heavy rains the creeks can rise and wash over the road.

History

Here is a link to some history on the Ozark National Forest- https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/osfnf/learning/history-culture

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Dan Martin
Aug 28, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

From Oark, Arkansas follow highway 215 until the road ends at the gravel. That is the start to Rd 5560

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