With its 233 miles (359 km) the Ouachita National Recreation Trail is the largest trail in the Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Parts of it are accessible for bikers. The forests are hot hiking in summertime.
"Friends of the Ouachita Trail" (FoOT) is a non-profit organization created by trail users to maintain the Ouachita National Recreation Trail". Good resource.
A trip in January.
An introduction to the OT.
All trail journals from the popular www.trailjournals.com regarding the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.
A collection of photos and descriptions of hikes and trails in the Ouachita Mountains.
Eric Strong's observation of the trail. "The only real challange of this trip was water management", he notes. You can download a GPS data file here.
Trail report of the first two sections. "It was a tough hike to cover 50+ plus miles in only 3 days, and we only saw six people on the entire trip". Elsewhere on this website sections 3 and 4.
Trail journal of a five days hike in december and january.