The beautiful and remote Ouachita Mountains of southeast Oklahoma will offer the hiker and backpacker miles of secluded and rugged beauty, matched nowhere else in the state.
Considered the best backpacking trail in the state, the David L. Boren Trail is found at Broken Bow Lake, in McCurtain County. Another good trail nearby is the Indian Nations Multi-Use Trail. Not too far away, numerous trails can be combined for a longer loop trail at Robbers Cave State Park, near Wilburton.
**In an effort to keep the list of hiking trails manageable and more easily navagable, only those trails of 2 miles in length or longer are listed here. A few exceptions are those shorter trails having very specific, unique characteristics, or belonging to a network or system of trails totaling 2 miles in length or more. Many shorter trails are still available on state park and wildlife management lands, and are covered on their respective pages. I encourage you to hike these trails as well, and explore what they too have to offer.**
*Currently, there are so many more trails within the Ozarks and Ouachitas than I have had time to photograph, gather information for, and list here. As soon as new information becomes available, and I am able to either gather pictures or create a map, I will post those new trails here.*
|Cattail Pond Trail Go||002.75 miles||Easy - Moderate||Robbers Cave State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike|
|Clayton Lake SP Trail Go||002 miles||Easy - Moderate||Clayton Lake State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike|
|Coon Creek Ridge Trail Go||002 miles||Easy - Moderate||Robbers Cave State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike, Mtn Bike|
|David L. Boren Hiking Trail Go||012 miles||Moderate - Strenuous||Beaver's Bend/Hochatown State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Backpack, Hike|
|Indian Nations Multi-Use Trail Go||005 miles||Moderate||Beaver's Bend/Hochatown State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike, Mtn Bike|
|Lakeview Lodge Trail Go||006 miles||Easy - Moderate||Beavers Bend/Hochatown State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike, Mtn Bike|
|Lighthorseman Trail Go||003.2 miles||Easy - Moderate||Lake Wister State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Hike, Mtn Bike|
|Mountain Trail Go||004.75 miles||Moderate||Robbers Cave State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Backpack, Hike|
|Rough Canyon Trail Go||002.85 miles||Easy - Moderate||Robbers Cave State Park||Oklahoma Ouachita Mountains||Backpack, Hike|