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Hunts Loop Trail

Owner: Jessieville Visitor Information Center Area
Length: 4 1/4 miles
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Trailhead Location: 18 miles north of Hot Springs on Hwy. 7

Description: 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.