Ouachita National Forest

Beech Creek Trail System

Located in the Beech Creek National
Scenic and Botanical Areas, the trails follow the headwaters of Beech Creek and transverse the mountains surrounding
the creek. American Beech trees and other unique plants are common in the creek bottom.

The Beech Creek Trail sometimes follows at the creek edge or in the fertile ground a few hundred feet away. It is a fairly easy hike for 2.5 miles from the east end of Forest Road K68A to the ?Cascades? with small waterfalls and pools.

The Turkey Snout Loop follows a small tributary and crosses near the beginning of Beech Creek. The Walnut Mountain
and Blue Bouncer Loops are best suited to experienced backpackers. The terrain is rugged with limited water sources on the mountains.

Directions

From Oklahoma State Highway 63 take Forest Road 6026 south to either Forest Road K68A or 6025 and drive one mile to trailhead
parking.