8610 Highway 7 North
P.O. Box 189
Jessieville, AR 71949
- 35 miles
- Fall to Spring
Along this trail, hikers can enjoy panoramic views from Short Mountain Vista while observing interesting geologic 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.
- Camp, picnic and swim at Iron Springs Recreation Area.
- For an extended day hike try the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, 192 miles
stretching east to west across the Ouachita National Forest.
- Visit the Jessieville Visitor Information and Ranger Station for more information on recreation opportunities. Walk the Friendship Trail, a 0.7 mile interpreted nature trail that is fully accessible.
Trail Information: Trail markings are
white rectangles. Trail surface is not
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.