Ozarks Highland Trail (Hurricane Creek)

The Hurricane Creek Wilderness area of the Ozarks Highland Trail, may be the most rugged, remote and beautiful part of the entire Ozarks Highland Trail.  The trail starts out with a gradual climb up from the Big Piney Creek and then travels across the tops of several hills, providing views into the valleys during leaf off.

Once the trail reaches Hurricane Creek, the best part of the trail comes alive, with the Natural Bridge, huge bluff lines and Hurricane Creek itself, flowing around huge boulders.  The trail continues to follow Hurricane Creek and eventually climbs again, up through huge moss covered boulders and past several feeder creeks before eventually climbing once last mountain to the Fairview Campground.  This is indeed a great hike, that provides wonderful views, rock formations, forest, and a true wilderness experience.

Trail Details

  • Location: Fort Douglas, Arkansas (13.7 miles west of Pelsor, Arkansas)
  • Total Mileage: 19.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderste
  • Maintained: Yes
  • Elevation: 900-2,050 feet
  • Water Crossings: Yes (multiple)
  • Camping: Backcountry camping
  • Head Height:
  • Access to Water: Yes
  • Marked: Yes
  • Directions:

    Big Piney Bridge, Arkansas 123, Fort Douglas, Arkansas