Hiking The Caney Creek Wilderness

The 7th most popular hiking trail in Arkansas.

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Near Mena and west of Hot Springs in the Ouachita National Forest, there is a great 18 mile hike along the Cossatot Scenic River in the Caney Creek Wilderness.

Overall, Caney Creek Wilderness is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in Arkansas. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Caney Creek Wilderness including Womble Trail System, Ouachita National Trail, Horsetheif Springs Trail, Billy Creek Trail, Ouachita National Recreation Trail and Boardstand TrailSugar Creek Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Ouachita National Forest (501) 394-2382; Mena Tourism (501) 394-2912; Hot Springs Visitors (800) 543-2284; Arkansas Visitors (800) NATURAL; Parkside Cycles, Hot Springs (501) 623-6188.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Arkansas" from Jaine Jones

Best Season:  Jan - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Breakfast Restaurant:  Gilligan's Cafe, Hot Springs (501) 525-3919

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

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12734


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