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

My full profile of this stretch (along with the part over to Winding Stair Trailhead) is in this post.

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

These are some additional photos from my hike on this part of the Ouachita Trail on November 14, 2015.

Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail between Horsethief Springs and FR 6014
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Some fall foliage on the Ouachita Trail
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Much of this part of the Ouachita Trail is lined with interesting rocks.
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
As you can see, most of this part of the OT is on a hillside which makes it a scenic and visually interesting hike.
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail: Horsethief Springs to FR 6014
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
The barbed wire fence on the right is by the area under the Shawnee Vista, on the Talimena Scenic Drive.
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
One of the views in this part of the Ouachita Trail. Of course, there are more expansive views during leaf-off.
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail between Horsethief Springs and FR 6014
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail between Horsethief Springs and FR 6014
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
More fall foliage
Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7) photo
Ouachita Trail
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2 thoughts on “Ouachita Trail 01: Pics of Horsethief Springs to FR 6014 (19.9 – 21.7)”

  1. Mike, These are fabulous fall pictures of the OT! Would you have any objection if I shared to the FoOT Facebook page? I would, of course, give you photo credit.

    Marty

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