West Gafford 776

Total Miles
16.2

Elevation

347.52 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

West Gafford 776 starts out as an easy gravel road, however, it isn't passable by low-clearance vehicles. There are areas where flash flooding has washed out the roads and they aren't maintained very well. Large rocks and boulders make up parts of the road and a high-clearance vehicle or four-wheel drive is helpful. West Gafford Creek parallels this road so there are areas to pull off and cool off in the creek. I found 6 different dispersed camping spots one of which was a deer camp. Here in the Ouachita National Forest, we have several animal and plant species so you can definitely expect to see a White Tailed deer. The fall and spring is the best time to come out as the weather is very temperate. Be mindful of the weather as we do have severe storms and the ONF is where it hits the hardest regarding tornados, hail, and wind.

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West Gafford 776
West Gafford 776
West Gafford 776

Difficulty

Easy gravel road to start out on, however, there are areas where flash flooding has washed out the roads and they aren't maintained very well. Large rocks and boulders makeup parts of the road and high-clearance vehicles are advised.

History

Ouachita National Forest history-- https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5143491.pdf

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

From Harvey, Arkansas take highway 28 south and then left onto Windy Bend road the left onto West Gafford Creek 776.

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