Located in Arkansas, the horseback riding in Ouachita National Forest offers more than a half-dozen beautiful horseback trails. The best Ouachita National Forest horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Eight West Equestrian Trail, Fourche Mountain Horse Trail, Cedar Lake Equestrian Trails, Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail, and Billy Creek Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Ouachita National Forest horseback riding trail below.
Southeast of Tulsa and south of Heavener in the Ouachita National Forest, the Cedar Lake Equestrian Trails provides access to 77 miles of horseback riding trails in the Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation area. The best trailhead can be found at the Cedar Lake Equestrian Camp.
Southeast of Tulsa and northwest of Big Cedar in the Ouachita National Forest, the Billy Creek Trail is a 10 mile route open to horseback riding. The trailhead is near the Billy Creek Campground.
Southeast of Tulsa and west of Talihina in the Ouachita National Forest, the Boardstand Trail is a 23 mile route open to horseback riding. Also known as the Boardstand Old Military Road, the trailhead is located near the intersection of US271 and SR1.
Southeast of Tulsa and northwest of Big Cedar in the Ouachita National Forest, the 11.2 mile Horsetheif Springs Trail ascends scenic Winding Stair Mountain into dense stands of oak. The best trailhead can be found at the Horsethief Springs Picnic Area.
Near Waldron in the Ouachita National Forest, the 26 mile Fourche Mountain Trail offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob. Formerly known as the Mill Creek Equestrian Trail, the yellow-blazed horse trail passes abandoned silver mines, beautiful streams and several views of the Ouachita Mountains. The trail has a combination of unsurfaced and road surfaces.
South of Booneville in the Ouachita National Forest, the Sugar Creek Trail is a 31 mile trail system of various loops open to horseback riding. Since this multi-use route is shared with hikers, mountain bikers, ATVs, all horseback riders should keep an eye out. There are two trailheads to access to this trail, which is classified easy to difficult. Much of the Sugar Creek trail consists of an unsurfaced path running over old, open logging roads and narrow trails.