Ouachita National Forest

Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex

TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS: Featuring high
mountain vistas, the trail leads the rider
through an array of areas, including scenic
Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek.
The trail continues through a forest of large
pines and hardwoods before passing the
unique 2-footed oak tree and an abandoned
mine shaft.
The trail loops are connected to
accommodate riders who want to vary the
length of their trips.
SURROUNDING AREAS:
? Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the
Cossatot Scenic and Recreational
River.
? For an extended hike, there are 18 miles
of hiking trails in the Caney Creek
Wilderness.
? South of Caney Creek is the Shady
Lake Recreation Area, which offers
camping, fishing, swimming, boating
and hiking at the 95-unit campground.
LENGTH: 35 miles of loop trails

Directions

West Trailhead: From Mena, take State Highway
8 east for 1 mile to Arkansas 375, then south 8 miles to the
trailhead near County Road 277.
South Trailhead: Farther south on Arkansas 375 on the left.
North Trailhead: From Mena, take Hwy. 8 east for 10 miles
to Polk County Rd. 61, travel 3.5 miles, turn right at the sign,
go 1/2 mile to the North Trailhead.
East Trailhead: From Mena take Hwy. 8 east about 20 miles
(about 1 mile east of Big Fork), turn right on Polk County Rd.
83 (Forest Road 38), travel 5 miles to the East Trailhead.