Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7)

Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail between Horsethief Springs and FR 6014

One of my favorite parts of the Ouachita Trail to walk is the 1.6 or so mile stretch of Section 1 between Horsethief Springs and Forest Road 6014 (to the east). This is on Winding Stair Mountain (Ouachita National Forest, LeFlore County, Oklahoma).

It’s easy to get to, and it’s an enjoyable scenic hillside walk on a part of the trail that’s usually in good condition. Much of it is lined with interesting rocks.

Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail

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Lake Tenkiller: Overlook Nature Trail – 2 mi

Lake Tenkiller: Overlook Nature Trail – 2 mi photo
Trail overlook area around .3 miles (panoramic).

Overlook Nature Trail at Lake Tenkiller (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) is a pleasant 1.1-mile wooded hike along the south end of Lake Tenkiller. It’s a scenic walk and during leaf-off has quite a few views of the lake.

The total out-and-back hike is 2.2 miles.

Lake Tenkiller: Overlook Nature Trail – 2 mi photo
Overlook Nature Trail, Lake Tenkiller
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Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of FR 6010 to Deadman’s Gap TH (5.8 – 8.0)

Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of FR 6010 to Deadman's Gap TH (5.8 – 8.0) photo
I thought that rock jutting out was cool. It was foggy as I approached FR 6010.

Back on November 26, 2015, I had a cool hike doing the 2.2-mile segment on the Ouachita Trail in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, from Deadman’s Gap (mile point 8.0) to Forest Road 6010 (about mile point 5.8).

This 2.2-mile segment of Section 1 of the Ouachita Trail (Ouachita Forest, LeFlore County, Oklahoma) runs from Forest Road 6010 to Deadman’s Gap (mile point 8.0). At that point, the OT crosses the Talimena Scenic Drive (Highway 88) over to the north side of Winding Stair Mountain.

Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of FR 6010 to Deadman's Gap TH (5.8 – 8.0) photo
North-facing view from Deadman Vista, just up the road from the Deadman’s Gap trailhead

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Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi

Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi photo
Footbridge on Warren Hollow Trail

The Warren Hollow Trail is a pleasant, mildly challenging wooded trail at Lake Fort Smith State Park (Crawford County, Arkansas).

The trail is just .6 miles long, making for an enjoyable 1.2-mile out-and-back hike.

Lake Fort Smith: Warren Hollow Trail – 1 mi photo
Cool rocky area in the first .1-mile of the hike.

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