Hiking The Horsetheif Springs Trail

The 4th most popular hiking trail in Oklahoma.

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Southeast of Tulsa and northwest of Big Cedar in the Ouachita National Forest, the 11.2 mile Horsetheif Springs Trail hiking loop ascends scenic Winding Stair Mountain into dense stands of oak.

To reach the Horsethief Springs Picnic Area hiking trailhead from Heavener, start at the intersection of US59 and US270. Proceed south on US59 for 15.5 miles. Turn right on US 259 and travel 4.5 miles. Take a right on SR 1 and go about 6 miles to the Horsethief Springs Picnic Area.

Overall, Horsetheif Springs Trail is the 4th most popular hiking trail of all 9 hikes in Oklahoma. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Horsetheif Springs Trail including Womble Trail System, Ouachita National Trail, Caney Creek Wilderness, Billy Creek Trail, Ouachita National Recreation Trail and Boardstand Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Ouachita National Forest (501) 321-5202; Ouachita Trail Guide from Ernst Wilderness (800) 838-4453.

Recommended Book:  "Oklahoma Hiking Trails" from Kent Frates

Best Season:  Apr - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Winding Stair Campground; NFS Billy Creek Campground

Luxury Loding:  Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge (501) 394-2863

Breakfast Restaurant:  Mount Ida Cafe

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita

Article Source:   Hiking The Horsetheif Springs Trail https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HIKE&id=11131

GPS:  34.739, -94.7322

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  11131

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