Ouachita National Forest

Black Fork Mountain Trail

The trail offers beautiful panoramic views in every direction. A day hiker or an overnight
backpacker may enjoy spectacular views of Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Rich Mountain Fire Tower and the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The trail traverses historic sites dating from the late 1800s to 1940 where pioneers once settled. The trail also features unusual geology and vegetation.

The trail leads you into Black Fork Mountain Wilderness? a place for solitude and primitive recreation.

Please hike in small groups of less than 10 people.

Page, OK has an old road that leads to the wilderness


From Mena, AR go 4 miles on Hwy 71 north to Acorn. At Acorn, take Hwy 270 west 6 miles to the trailhead.