Jessieville Visitor Information Center Area
4 1/4 miles
18 miles north of Hot Springs on Hwy. 7
This loop trail begins either at Iron Springs Recreation Area or at the Ouachita Trail trailhead, located 5 miles north of the Jessieville Visitor Center on State 7. A portion of the Hunt’s Loop Trail (white paint blazes) is also a segment of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (blue paint blazes). This trail follows a portion of the middle fork of the Saline River for a distance before joining with the Ouachita Trail. After breaking away to the south from the Ouachita Trail, the Hunt’s Loop Trail ascends to the top of Short Mountain, offering a scenic vista of the surrounding National Forest.