Fourche Mountain Horse Trail
The 8th most popular equestrian trail in Arkansas.
Sunday 14 August 2016 03:35 GMT
Near Waldron in the Ouachita National Forest, the 26 mile Fourche Mountain Trail (formerly Mill Creek Equestrian Trail) offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob. The yellow-blazed trail passes abandoned silver mines, beautiful streams and several views of the Ouachita Mountains. The trail has a combination of unsurfaced and road surfaces. The route is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, ATV and horseback riders.
Fourche Mountain Trail is 26 miles in length with loops providing for short or day-long trips. Narrow tread and rocky conditions make riding difficult through the mixed forest with steep areas and high vantage points. Features include an abandoned silver mine, views of the Ouachita Mountains, rock glades and stream crossings at Rock and Turner creeks. Fourche Mountain Trail has one main access point with parking and no camping. There is no fee for use.
To reach the trailhead from Waldron, head south on US70. Turn east on SR270 to the Mill Creek Recreation Area.
Or, the trailhead is located six miles east of Y City on US270. From US270 turn south onto on Forest Service Road 172.
Overall, Fourche Mountain Horse Trail is the 8th most popular horse trail of all 10 horseback rides in Arkansas. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Fourche Mountain Horse Trail including Eight West Equestrian Trail, Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail, Cedar Lake Equestrian Trails, Horsetheif Springs Trail, Billy Creek Trail and Boardstand Trail / Military Road.