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Little Missouri Trail (Albert Pike Rec Area) (F-2)

Park/Rec Area: Albert Pike Recreation Area
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 16 miles
Time: 15 hours
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Difficulty Comments: (depending on water crossings)

Brochure: Available from Ranger District address.

Location: Turn north off Hwy. 84 at Langley onto Hwy. 369 for six miles

Description: Beginning in Albert Pike Recreation Area, this trail follows the Little Missouri River upstream to Little Missouri Falls Recreation Area and beyond. The trail can be accessed at Little Missouri Falls or at a trailhead on Forest Road 25, approximately 3 1/2 miles northwest of Little Missouri Falls. This terrific trail winds along the banks of the Little Missouri River, an area long known for its scenic beauty. It offers outstanding views of waterfalls, wildlife, and hardwood and old growth pine stands. It also offers access to the river for some great fishing opportunities. The trail is popular with both day and overnight hikers. The trail is fairly level, but it does cross the river three times (including the dam at Little Missouri Falls) and three major stream tributaries. Bridges are planned for these water crossings; but, at the time of this printing, there are no bridges. There are times during excessive runoff when these streams are not fordable.

For Information: Caddo Ranger District, 101 Smokey Bear Lane, Glenwood, AR, 71943, (870) 356-4186 www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ouachita.htm