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Hunt s Loop Trail


Along this trail, hikers can enjoy panoramic views from Short Mountain Vista while observing interesting features on the steep rocky slope above Iron Springs. This loop also travels through open woods on the ridge top and is an ideal day hike.

Other Opportunities:

  • Camp, picnic and swim at Iron Springs Recreation Area.
  • For an extended day hike try the Ouachita National Trail, 192 miles stretching east to west across the Ouachita Forest.
  • Visit the Jessieville Visitor Information and Station for more information on recreation opportunities. Walk the Friendship Trail, a 0.7 mile interpreted nature trail that is fully accessible.


Hiking the Hunt's Trail:

Trail Information: Trail markings are white rectangles. Trail surface is not paved.
Site Amenities: Water and restroom facilities are available at the Iron Springs Recreation Area.
Difficulty level: Easy to difficult.
Safety: Treat all water before drinking.
Requirements: No motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail. Obey all posted signs. Pack it in; pack it out.
Recommended Season: Fall, winter and spring.

Specific Hiking and Information for the Hunt's Loop Trail
Best Seasons: Fall to Spring
Length of Trail: over 10 miles

Travel Information
Trailhead Directions:

Take Scenic 7 Byway to the Iron Springs Recreation Area (4 miles north of Jessieville).


For more information on this hike
National Forest: Ouachita National Forest
Local Office: Ouachita National Forest
PO Box 189 , 8610 Highway 7 North
Jessieville, AR, 71949