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, Sugar Creek Trail, Fourche Mountain Trail, Billy Creek Trail, Ouachita National Recreation Trail and .

Horsetheif Springs Trail Hiking Map



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 http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/

GPS:  34.739, -94.7322

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  11131

Horsetheif Springs Trail Hiking Map


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