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Hike the Ozarks

Camping, marked trails, and hiker shuttles are available at Byrd’s. Plan a multi-day backpacking adventure or a short, relaxing hike or excursion. Our certified instructors offer classes on “leave-no-trace” backpacking to ensure nature is left exactly the way you found it.

Rated one of the most scenic hiking trails in the United States, the Ozark Highlands Trail offers more than 165 rugged miles of beautiful vistas, waterfalls, wildflowers, historic sites, and refreshing streams. Try to plan your trip for spring, fall or winter, as summer is quite hot.

The Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT) is a premier long-distance hiking trail crossing more than 165 miles of the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. The trail runs from Lake Fort Smith State Park to the Buffalo National River. Most of the trail is on National Forest land but some portions cross private property. Please respect landowners by not trespassing. Saddle or pack animals are not allowed on any part of the OHT. The trail is indicated with a 2x6″ white blaze and marked every mile by a flexible brown mileage post (the sequence increases eastward). Two blazes, one on top of the other, indicate a prompt change in direction. Major side trails are marked with a blue blaze.

Hiking in Arkansas
Autumn colors overlooking Byrd's campground. Photo by Brian Emfinger.

Autumn colors overlooking Byrd’s campground. Photo by Brian Emfinger.

Hiker Shuttle Rate With Our Vehicle

Redding Campground – $15
Fanes Creek (1520) – $20
Cherry Bend – $35
Hare Mountain – $40
Ragtown Road (1509) – $45
Shores Lake – $50
Lick Branch – $50
Potato Knob (1510) – $55
Arbaugh (1404) – $55
Ozone Campground – $60

Dockery’s Gap – $65
White Rock – $65
Big Piney – $80
Fairview Campground – $90
Ben Hur – $100
Richland Creek – $110
Stack Rock – $120
Woolum – $130
Tyler Bend – $140

Spy Rock trail hike

Sunset on the Spy Rock trail near Byrd’s. Photo by Brian Emfinger.

Ozark Highlands Trail from Byrds to Hare Mountain

Photo by Wes Williams.

Winter Ozark Highland Trail Hike

Photo by Wes Williams.

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