Little Rock: Little Missouri Trail

Spend some quality time down by a shady river pinched between two mountain ranges on this 7-mile out-and-back in Ouachita National Forest.

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Mapped by Paul Quinn

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.6



Location: 34.4224853515625, -93.9195709228516

Head S from day use area across steel footbridge; Little Missouri cascades over a series of dropoffs


Location: 34.420783996582, -93.9189987182617

After the falls, the trail crosses creekbeds and winds past wooded ravines for the next 3+ miles. Wooded slopes of Round Mtn. curve to W


Location: 34.413402557373, -93.9232482910156

Huff up a quick climb, then hook E; cross gravel 4WD track


Location: 34.4126319885254, -93.9190826416016

Trail undulates in small dips and rises amid slash and loblolly pines interspersed with sweetgums and red oaks


Location: 34.4092979431152, -93.9115219116211

Trail descends and crosses Little Missouri River, then Crooked Creek (which enters on L). Rocks form natural steps and pools in river


Location: 34.4075736999512, -93.9090576171875

Continue along river bottom


Location: 34.4083023071289, -93.9033203125

Cross 4WD track several times (stay on trail). Ahead, cleared tract on L serves as feeding area for deer, turkey, and other wildlife


Location: 34.4052619934082, -93.8981094360352

Stay N of river in dappled shade


Location: 34.4017181396484, -93.8920135498047

Find a few campsites here; good fishing, birdwatching, napping spots along creek. When ready, retrace steps back to trailhead

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